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2002 Land Cover and Land Cover Change for the Coastal Boundary*

2002 Land Cover
acres
sq. miles
percent
Developed
47294
73.9
43.4%
Turf & Grass
8288
13.0
7.6%
Other Grasses & Agriculture
5286
8.3
4.8%
Deciduous Forest
18386
28.7
16.9%
Coniferous Forest
2388
3.7
2.2%
Water
6435
10.1
5.9%
Non-forested Wetland
122
0.2
0.1%
Forested Wetland
1300
2.0
1.2%
Tidal Wetland
14894
23.3
13.7%
Barren Land
4599
7.2
4.2%
Utility ROW
61
0.1
0.1%
TOTAL
109053
170.4
100.0%

Change
acres
sq. miles
percent
Developed before 1985
43983
68.7
40.3%
T&G before 1985
8604
13.4
7.9%
Water
7788
12.2
7.1%
Undeveloped
45395
70.9
41.6%
Changed to Developed 1985-1990
1328
2.1
1.2%
Changed to T&G 1985-1990
140
0.2
0.1%
Changed to Developed 1990-1995
500
0.8
0.5%
Changed to T&G 1990-1995
84
0.1
0.1%
Changed to Developed 1995-2002
986
1.5
0.9%
Changed to T&G 1995-2002
245
0.4
0.2%
TOTAL
109053
170.4

T&G stands for Turf and Grass. Click here to see descriptions of the 11 land cover classes.

* The Coastal Boundary is small ribbon of land along the immediate coast. Visit the Study Area page for a map and the full definition of the Coastal Area and Coastal Boundary.

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