Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.12.10


Priority   4

Short Description  Shrubland of rocky peaks on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks


Comments  Higher altitude heaths exhibit a high level of species endemism. Often too small to map at 1:100 000 scale. Subject to over burning (frequent fire favours fire-tolerant species at the expense of fire-sensitive species) and habitat sometimes favoured for telecommunication towers and other mountain top infrastructure.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened flora species including Daviesia discolor, Cassinia collina, Coopernookia scabridiuscula and near threatened species including Melaleuca formosa, Acacia pubicosta. Habitat for other species with restricted or disjunct distributions.

Fraser Coast region distribution  All mapped in an area in the far south-west of the region at Mount Walsh National Park, Boompa.

Long Description  Shrubland or heath sometimes with emergent Eucalyptus acmenoides. Associated with rocky soils derived from Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 29b)

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