La Tigra National Park

IUCN Category:II
Area:21,813 acres (8,827 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Köppen climate classification:Cwa (Climate: warm temperate; Precipitation: winter dry; Temperature: hot summer)


Central American dry forests
Central American montane forests
Central American pine-oak forests


Protected Area Boundary
Share60 %20 %20 %
Soil TypeEutric RegosolsEutric CambisolsHaplic Phaeozems
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellModerately wellModerately well
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel23 %1 %1 %
Sand69 %36 %43 %
Silt19 %44 %32 %
Clay12 %20 %25 %
USDA TextureSandy loamLoamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.53 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.17 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.45 %0.78 %1.85 %
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity36 cmol kg⁻¹134 cmol kg⁻¹76 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity6 cmol kg⁻¹34 cmol kg⁻¹26 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation88 %93 %86 %
Total Exchangeable Bases5.3 cmol kg⁻¹31.6 cmol kg⁻¹22.4 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0.3 %0.1 %0.3 %
Calcium Sulphate0.1 %0 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium3 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel34 %1 %1 %
Sand70 %30 %47 %
Silt17 %32 %28 %
Clay13 %38 %25 %
USDA TextureSandy loamClay loamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.52 g/cm³1.29 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.29 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.21 %0.34 %0.61 %
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity36 cmol kg⁻¹78 cmol kg⁻¹95 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity5 cmol kg⁻¹24 cmol kg⁻¹26 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation81 %89 %95 %
Total Exchangeable Bases4.1 cmol kg⁻¹21.4 cmol kg⁻¹24.7 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0.3 %0.2 %1.8 %
Calcium Sulphate0.1 %0.1 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium3 %2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 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.
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263