Santa Rosa National Park

Location:Costa Rica
IUCN Category:II
Area:95,780 acres (38,761 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions

Central American dry forests
Southern Mesoamerican Pacific mangroves

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 AB
   
Share60 %40 %40 %20 %40 %
Soil TypeEutric RegosolsEutric LeptosolsGleyic CambisolsVertic CambisolsEutric Leptosols
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumFineFineMedium
Reference Depth100 cm30 cm100 cm100 cm30 cm
DrainageModerately wellImperfectlyPoorModerately wellImperfectly
Available Water Capacity150 m50 mm150 m150 m50 mm
Misc. Property   Vertic (cracks of more than 1 cm wide) 
Topsoil Properties
Gravel49 %31 %1 %1 %31 %
Sand48 %50 %9 %30 %50 %
Silt28 %30 %49 %28 %30 %
Clay24 %20 %42 %42 %20 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamSilty clayClayLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.39 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³1.23 g/cm³1.27 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.25 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.32 g/cm³1.34 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.25 %0.72 %2.48 %0.78 %0.72 %
PH66.55.56.96.5
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity140 cmol kg⁻¹49 cmol kg⁻¹24 cmol kg⁻¹56 cmol kg⁻¹49 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity46 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹19 cmol kg⁻¹27 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation79 %87 %89 %92 %87 %
Total Exchangeable Bases36.3 cmol kg⁻¹10.4 cmol kg⁻¹16.9 cmol kg⁻¹24.8 cmol kg⁻¹10.4 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0.2 %0 %0.8 %0.2 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0.1 %0 %0.1 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %2 %1 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10.1 dS m-10 dS m-10.2 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel60 % 1 %1 % 
Sand64 % 43 %25 % 
Silt25 % 40 %28 % 
Clay11 % 17 %47 % 
USDA TextureSandy loam LoamClay 
Reference Bulk Density1.54 g/cm³ 1.43 g/cm³1.25 g/cm³ 
Bulk Density1.71 g/cm³ 1.6 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³ 
Organic Carbon0.42 % 0.19 %0.41 % 
PH6 6.27.4 
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity140 cmol kg⁻¹ 59 cmol kg⁻¹56 cmol kg⁻¹ 
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity55 cmol kg⁻¹ 8 cmol kg⁻¹28 cmol kg⁻¹ 
Base Saturation89 % 88 %99 % 
Total Exchangeable Bases49 cmol kg⁻¹ 7 cmol kg⁻¹27.7 cmol kg⁻¹ 
Calcium Carbonate0 % 0 %2 % 
Calcium Sulphate0 % 0 %0.1 % 
Exchangeable Sodium2 % 2 %2 % 
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-1 0 dS m-10.3 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.