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4: Conservation and maintenance of soil and water resources

Area and percentage of forest land experiencing an accumulation of persistent toxic substances

"This indicator aims to assess the degree to which pollutants and environmentally damaging chemicals from activities conducted outside the forest (e.g., air pollution), forest management activities, specific events, or the legacy of
past human activities may be affecting ecosystem function and the future health and productivity of the ...

The total quantity of organic carbon in the forest floor (greater than 25mm diameter components) and in the surface 30cm soil

"This indicator aims to measure soil organic matter that can impact on soil fertility." The State of Victoria (2005)