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FAR - Criterion
Criterion 1
Conservation of Biological Diversity

SummaryCriterion 1 Summary
Indicator 1Extent of Area by Forest Type, Relative to Total Forest Area
Indicator 2Extent of Area Covered by Different Forest Types and Age Classes or Successional Stages
Indicator 3Extent of Area, by Forest Type, in Protected Area Categories, as Defined by Iucn or Other Classification Systems
Indicator 4Extent of Areas, by Forest Type, in Protected Areas, Defined by Age Class or Successional Stage
Indicator 5Fragmentation of Forest Types
Indicator 6Number of Forest-Dependent Speices
Indicator 7The Status (Rare, Threatened, Endangered, or Extinct) of Forest-Dependent Species That Are at Risk of Not Maintaining Viable Breeding Populations, as Determined by Legislative or Scientific Assessment
Indicator 8Number of Forest-Dependent Species Occupying a Small Portion of Their Former Range
Indicator 9Population Levels of Representative Species From Diverse Habitats, Monitored Across Their Range

Criterion 2
Maintenance of Productive Capacity of Forest Ecosystems
SummaryCriterion 2 Summary
Indicator 10Area of Forest Land and Net Area of Forest Land Available for Timber Production
Indicator 11Growing Stock of Both Merchantable and Non-Merchantable Timber
Indicator 12The Area and Growing Stock of Plantations of Native and Exotic Tree Species
Indicator 13Annual Removal of Wood Products, Compared to the Volume Determined to be Sustainable
Indicator 14Annual Removal of Non-Timber Forest Products (e.g., Furbearers, Berries, Mushroom, Game), Compared to the Level Determined to be Sustainable

Criterion 3
Maintenance of Forest Ecosystem Health and Vitality

SummaryCriterion 3 Summary
Indicator 15Area and Percent of Forest Affected by Processes or Agents Beyond the Range of Historic Variation
Indicator 16Area and Percent of Forest Land Subject to Specific Levels of Air Pollutants (E.G., Sulfates, Nitrates, Ozone) or Ultraviolet B that May Cause Negative Impacts on the Forest Ecosystem
Indicator 17Area and Percent of Forest Land with Diminished Biological Components, Indicative of Changes in Fundamental Ecological Process and/or Ecological Continuity

Criterion 4
Conservation and Maintenance of Soil and Water Resources

SummaryCriterion 4 Summary
Indicator 18Area and Percent of Forest Land with Significant Soil Erosion (Rill, Sheet, Gully, Mass Wasting, and Roadside)
Indicator 19Area and Percent of Forest Land Managed Primarily for Protective Functions, E.G., Watersheds, Flood Protection, Avalanche Protection, Riparian Zones
Indicator 20Percent of Stream Kilometers in Forested Catchments in Which Stream Flow and Timing Has Significantly Deviated from the Historic Range of Variation
Indicator 21Area and Percent of Forest Land With Diminished Organic Matter or Soil Chemical Properties
Indicator 22Area and Percent of Forest Land With Significant Soil Compaction or Changes in Soil Physical Properties, Resulting From Human Activities
Indicator 23Bodies of Water With Significant Variance of Biological Diversity From the Historic Range of Variability
Indicator 24Water Bodies in Forest Areas With Significant Variation in Acidity or Alkalinity (Ph), Dissolved Oxygen (Do), Sedimentation, or Temperature
Indicator 25Area and Percent of Forest Land Experiencing an Accumulation of Persistent Toxic Substances

Criterion 5
Maintenance of Forest Contribution to Global Carbon Cycles

Indicator 26Total Forest Ecosystem Biomass and Carbon Pool, and If Appropriate, by Forest Type, Age Class, and Successional Stage
Indicator 27Contribution of Forest Ecosystems to the Total Global Carbon Budget, Including Absorption and Release of Carbon
Indicator 28Contribution of Forest Products to the Global Carbon Budget

Criterion 6
Maintenance and Enhancement of Long-term Multiple Socioeconomic Benefits to Meet Needs of Societies

SummaryCriterion 6 Summary
Indicator 29Value and Volume of Wood and Wood Products, Including Value Added Through Downstream Processing
Indicator 30Value and Quantities of Production of Non-Wood Forest Products
Indicator 31Supply and Consumption of Wood and Wood Products
Indicator 32Value of Wood and Non-Wood Products as a Percentage of GSP
Indicator 33Degree of Recycling of Forest Products
Indicator 34Supply and Consumption/Use of Non-Wood Forest Products
Indicator 35Forest Land Managed for General Recreation and Tourism, in Relation to the Total Area of Forest Land
Indicator 36Number and Type of Facilities Available for General Recreation and Tourism
Indicator 37Visitor Days Attributed to Recreation and Tourism
Indicator 38Value of Investment in Forest Health and Management, Reforestation, Wood Processing, Recreation, and Tourism
Indicator 39Level of Expenditure on Forest Related Research and Development, and Education
Indicator 40Extension and Use of New and Improved Technology in the Forest Industry
Indicator 41Rates of Return on Investment in Forests
Indicator 42Forest Land Managed to Protect Cultural, Social, and Spiritual Needs, in Relation to the Total Area of Forest Land
Indicator 43Non-Consumptive Use Forest Values, Including Social/Cultural, Recreational, and Biological Values
Indicator 44Direct and Indirect Employment in the Forest Sector, and Forest Sector Employment as a Proportion of Total Employment
Indicator 45Average Wage Rates and Injury Rates in Major Employment Categories Within the Forest Sector
Indicator 46The Viability and Adaptability of Forest Dependent Communities, as They Respond to Changing Economic Conditions
Indicator 47Area and Percent of Forest Land Used for Subsistence Purposes

Criterion 7
Legal, Insitutional, and Economic Framework for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Management
SummaryCriterion 7 Summary
Indicator 48The Extent to Which the Legal Framework Clarifies Property Rights, Provides for Appropriate Land Tenure Arrangements, Recognizes Customary and Traditional Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and Provides Means of Resolving Property Disputes by Due Process
Indicator 49The Extent to Which the Legal Framework Provides for Periodic Forest-Related Planning, Assessment, and Policy Review That Recognize the Range of Forest Values, Including Coordination With Relevant Sectors
Indicator 50The Extent to Which the Legal Framework Provides Opportunities for Public Participation in Policies and Decisions Related to Forests, and Supports Public Access to Information
Indicator 51The Extent to Which the Legal Framework Encourages
Indicator 52The Extent to Which the Legal Framework Provides for the Management of Forests to Conserve Special Environmental, Cultural, Cultural, Social and/or Scientific Values
Indicator 53The Extent to Which the Institutional Framework Supports the Capacity to Provide for Public Involvement Activities and Public Education, Awareness, and Extension Programs, and Make Available Forest Related Information
Indicator 54The Extent to Which the Institutional Framework Supports the Capacity to Undertake and Implement Periodic Forest-Related Planning, Assessment, and Policy Review Process, Including Cross-Sectional Planning and Coordination
Indicator 55The Extent to Which the Institutional Framework Includes the Capacity to Develop and Maintain Human Resource Skills Across Relevant Disciplines
Indicator 56The Extent to Which the Institutional Framework Has the Capacity to Develop and Maintain an Efficient Physical Infrastructure, in Order to Facilitate the Supply of Forest Products and Services and Support Forest Management
Indicator 57The Extent to Which the Institutional Framework has the Capacity to Enforce Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines
Indicator 58The Extent to Which Investment and Taxation Policies and the Regulatory Environment Recognize the Long-Term Nature of Investments in Forests, and the Extent to Which These Policies and Regulations Permit Capital to Flow in and Out of the Forest Sector in Response to Market Signals, Non-Market Economic Valuations, and Public Policy Decisions, in Order to Meet Long-Term Demands for Forest Products and Services
Indicator 59The Extent to Which the Economic Framework Supports Non-Discriminatory Trade Policies for Forest Products
Indicator 60The Availability and Extent of Up-To-Date Data, Statistics, and Other Information Important to Measuring or Describing Indicators Associated With Criteria 1-7
Indicator 61Scope, Frequency, and Statistical Reliability of Forest Inventories, Assessments, Monitoring, and Other Relevant Information
Indicator 62Compatibility With Other Countries in Measuring, Monitoring, and Reporting on Indicators
Indicator 63Development of the Scientific Understanding of Forest Ecosystem Characteristics and Functions
Indicator 64Capacity to Develop Methodologies to Measure and Integrate the Environmental and Social Costs and Benefits of Forest Management Into Markets and Public Policies; and Also The Capacity to Reflect Forest-Related Resource Depletion or Replenishment in National Accounting Systems
Indicator 65Capacity to Develop New Technologies and to Assess the Socioeconomic Consequences Associated With the Introduction of New Technologies
Indicator 66Capacity to Enhance the Ability to Predict the Impacts of Human Intervention on Forests
Indicator 67Capacity to Predict the Impacts of Possible Climate Change on Forests