Darlanghat Sanctuary

Location:Himachal Pradesh, India
IUCN Category:IV
Area:28,567 acres (11,560 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Cwa (Climate: warm temperate; Precipitation: winter dry; Temperature: hot summer)

Ecoregions

Himalayan subtropical pine forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 AB
   
Share70 %30 %70 %30 %
Soil TypeEutric CambisolsOrthic LuvisolsEutric CambisolsOrthic Luvisols
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellModerately wellImperfectlyModerately well
Available Water Capacity100 m150 m50 m150 m
Phase 1Stony Lithic 
Topsoil Properties
Gravel9 %4 %9 %4 %
Sand42 %47 %42 %47 %
Silt36 %32 %36 %32 %
Clay22 %21 %22 %21 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamLoamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.4 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.37 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³1.37 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1 %0.82 %1 %0.82 %
PH6.66.26.66.2
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity55 cmol kg⁻¹35 cmol kg⁻¹55 cmol kg⁻¹35 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity16 cmol kg⁻¹11 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹11 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation93 %88 %93 %88 %
Total Exchangeable Bases13.8 cmol kg⁻¹8.3 cmol kg⁻¹13.8 cmol kg⁻¹8.3 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %1 %2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel12 %5 %12 %5 %
Sand40 %40 %40 %40 %
Silt35 %29 %35 %29 %
Clay25 %31 %25 %31 %
USDA TextureLoamClay loamLoamClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.38 g/cm³1.34 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³1.34 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.39 g/cm³1.5 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.5 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.4 %0.39 %0.4 %0.39 %
PH76.276.2
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity51 cmol kg⁻¹33 cmol kg⁻¹51 cmol kg⁻¹33 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity15 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹15 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation93 %87 %93 %87 %
Total Exchangeable Bases14.4 cmol kg⁻¹9.6 cmol kg⁻¹14.4 cmol kg⁻¹9.6 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0.1 %0 %0.1 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %1 %2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 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