Montaña Verde Wildlife Refuge

Location:Honduras
IUCN Category:IV
Area:20,564 acres (8,322 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Aw (Climate: equatorial; Precipitation: winter dry)

Ecoregions

Central American montane forests
Central American pine-oak forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 AB
   
Share 60 %20 %20 %
Soil TypeHaplic KastanozemsEutric RegosolsEutric CambisolsHaplic Phaeozems
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellModerately wellModerately wellModerately well
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m150 m150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel1 %23 %1 %1 %
Sand30 %69 %36 %43 %
Silt38 %19 %44 %32 %
Clay32 %12 %20 %25 %
USDA TextureClay loamSandy loamLoamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.31 g/cm³1.53 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.29 g/cm³1.17 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.16 %0.45 %0.78 %1.85 %
PH7.46.56.26.8
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity68 cmol kg⁻¹36 cmol kg⁻¹134 cmol kg⁻¹76 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity25 cmol kg⁻¹6 cmol kg⁻¹34 cmol kg⁻¹26 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation99 %88 %93 %86 %
Total Exchangeable Bases24.8 cmol kg⁻¹5.3 cmol kg⁻¹31.6 cmol kg⁻¹22.4 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate4 %0.3 %0.1 %0.3 %
Calcium Sulphate0.1 %0.1 %0 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %3 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.6 dS m-10.1 dS m-10 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel1 %34 %1 %1 %
Sand30 %70 %30 %47 %
Silt40 %17 %32 %28 %
Clay30 %13 %38 %25 %
USDA TextureClay loamSandy loamClay loamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.32 g/cm³1.52 g/cm³1.29 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.39 g/cm³1.29 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.46 %0.21 %0.34 %0.61 %
PH7.86.86.37.6
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity69 cmol kg⁻¹36 cmol kg⁻¹78 cmol kg⁻¹95 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity22 cmol kg⁻¹5 cmol kg⁻¹24 cmol kg⁻¹26 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %81 %89 %95 %
Total Exchangeable Bases22 cmol kg⁻¹4.1 cmol kg⁻¹21.4 cmol kg⁻¹24.7 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate6.5 %0.3 %0.2 %1.8 %
Calcium Sulphate0.3 %0.1 %0.1 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium3 %3 %2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity1.6 dS m-10.1 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