Manlaleuag National Park

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The Manleluag Spring Protected Landscape has a total area of 1,941.7 hectares zoned as follows: 412.5 ha for wildlife habitat; 57.34 ha for multiple use; 539.46 ha for sustainable use; 15.70 ha for restoration; 825 ha for buffer; and 91.7 ha for recreation.

Manleluag Spring Protected Landscape has low to rolling and moderately steep slopes of 40% with elevation of 315 m ASL. It has two hot springs, which accordingly cropped out in the area due to an extinct small volcano present in the area.

Major land-use includes agricultural (farming, orchards, inland fishpond), forest and some mining activities. It has Type I climate under the Coronas Classification System characterized by two pronounced seasons: dry form October to may and wet from June to September. Average annual temperature range from 230C to 320C with relative humidity range of 70%-85%. The site can be reached and accessible through the 7-km dirt road from the national highway. From the central park, a series of pathways and foot trails were constructed connecting Brgy. Calomboyan, Catarataraan, Brgy. Laoac Lanca, Baracbac River and Basican River. The park is also surrounded with patrol trails and fire lines at the designated buffer zones/area for forest fire protection purposes. The present vegetation cover is relatively young and these include: secondary natural forest found mostly inside the park; plantation forest located at the buffer zone area and mixed with natural vegetation inside the park; and patches of abandoned farms and eroded areas colonized by grasses, shrubs, bamboo, invaders and pioneering species.


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