Nipomo Dunes Preserve

Location:California, United States
IUCN Category:Ia
Area:3,725 acres (1,508 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions

California interior chaparral and woodlands

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
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Soil TypeChromic Luvisols
Topsoil TextureMedium
Reference Depth100 cm
DrainageImperfectly
Available Water Capacity50 m
Phase 1Duripan
Topsoil Properties
Gravel9 %
Sand47 %
Silt29 %
Clay24 %
USDA TextureLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.39 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.54 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.86 %
PH6.4
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity38 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity12 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation89 %
Total Exchangeable Bases10 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel8 %
Sand39 %
Silt27 %
Clay34 %
USDA TextureClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.33 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.52 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.38 %
PH6.3
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity40 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity15 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation93 %
Total Exchangeable Bases12.3 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-1
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.