Homestead National Monument of America

Location:Nebraska, United States
IUCN Category:V
Area:850 acres (344 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Climate:View Climate Data
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Köppen climate classification:Dfa (Climate: snow; Precipitation: fully humid; Temperature: hot summer)


Central and Southern mixed grasslands


Protected Area Boundary
Soil TypeLuvic Kastanozems
Topsoil TextureMedium
Reference Depth100 cm
DrainageModerately well
Available Water Capacity150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel8 %
Sand36 %
Silt41 %
Clay23 %
USDA TextureLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.38 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.2 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.27 %
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity66 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity23 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases18.4 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate4.5 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %
Exchangeable Sodium3 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel5 %
Sand29 %
Silt42 %
Clay29 %
USDA TextureClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.33 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.18 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.57 %
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity68 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity24 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases21.1 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate10 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %
Exchangeable Sodium3 %
Electrical Conductivity3.6 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