Elk Island National Park

Location:Alberta, Canada
IUCN Category:II
Area:47,171 acres (19,089 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions

Canadian Aspen forests and parklands

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
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Share80 %10 %10 %
Soil TypeAlbic LuvisolsHistosolsGleysols
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellVery poorPoor
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel10 %15 %4 %
Sand37 %26 %38 %
Silt44 %35 %40 %
Clay19 %39 %22 %
USDA TextureLoamClayLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.41 g/cm³1.28 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.42 g/cm³0.26 g/cm³1.33 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.82 %35.27 %1.27 %
PH655.8
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity53 cmol kg⁻¹45 cmol kg⁻¹35 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity14 cmol kg⁻¹80 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation83 %64 %82 %
Total Exchangeable Bases16.3 cmol kg⁻¹45.4 cmol kg⁻¹8.8 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %1 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel19 %1 %5 %
Sand33 %43 %37 %
Silt35 %28 %35 %
Clay32 %29 %28 %
USDA TextureClay loamLoamClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.32 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.58 g/cm³0.16 g/cm³1.43 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.39 %33.85 %0.42 %
PH6.35.26.3
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity56 cmol kg⁻¹49 cmol kg⁻¹38 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity21 cmol kg⁻¹79 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation89 %59 %86 %
Total Exchangeable Bases18.1 cmol kg⁻¹55.3 cmol kg⁻¹9.5 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %1 %2 %
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.