Maria National Park

Location:New South Wales, Australia
IUCN Category:II
Area:5,735 acres (2,321 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Köppen climate classification:Cfa (Climate: warm temperate; Precipitation: fully humid; Temperature: hot summer)

Ecoregions

Eastern Australian temperate forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
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Share50 %20 %20 %10 %
Soil TypeTakyric SolonchaksSolodic PlanosolsVertisolsOrthic Solonetz
Topsoil TextureFineMediumFineMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellPoorPoorModerately well
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m125 m150 m
Misc. Property  Vertic (cracks of more than 1 cm wide) 
Topsoil Properties
Gravel4 %4 %3 %6 %
Sand10 %41 %18 %47 %
Silt37 %35 %26 %28 %
Clay53 %24 %56 %25 %
USDA TextureClayLoamClayLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.2 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³1.21 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.24 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³1.53 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.55 %0.85 %0.95 %0.66 %
PH7.76.37.38.1
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity47 cmol kg⁻¹34 cmol kg⁻¹70 cmol kg⁻¹46 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity32 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹43 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %73 %100 %100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases50.8 cmol kg⁻¹8.4 cmol kg⁻¹41.6 cmol kg⁻¹21.1 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate3 %0 %0.8 %5.8 %
Calcium Sulphate0.4 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium44 %5 %1 %13 %
Electrical Conductivity5.7 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.6 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel6 %4 %4 %8 %
Sand11 %36 %18 %40 %
Silt49 %22 %24 %27 %
Clay40 %42 %58 %33 %
USDA TextureSilty clayClayClayClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.25 g/cm³1.29 g/cm³1.21 g/cm³1.33 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.28 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³1.53 g/cm³1.58 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.4 %0.43 %0.55 %0.29 %
PH7.76.97.88.5
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity49 cmol kg⁻¹39 cmol kg⁻¹72 cmol kg⁻¹57 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity31 cmol kg⁻¹15 cmol kg⁻¹43 cmol kg⁻¹19 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %81 %100 %100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases56.3 cmol kg⁻¹12.5 cmol kg⁻¹45.1 cmol kg⁻¹35.7 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate3 %2.4 %3.7 %7.4 %
Calcium Sulphate0.5 %0 %0 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium43 %12 %2 %39 %
Electrical Conductivity13.5 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-12.7 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