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Protecting Canada's boreal forests and northern ecosystems: Developing biological methods to assess and preserve Canada's soil environments of the north

Scientists at Environment Canada have identified a need to develop more region-specific soil tests for use in the boreal forest in order to better monitor soil quality, contamination and overall soil health. Because there is significant industrial development in the boreal forest, these tests would enable industry to better monitor their remediation efforts, and environmental impacts. This fact sheet outlines the goals of the project and where to find further information.