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Agricultural Fields and High Quality Agricultural Soils

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This page contains static maps and area statistics (scroll down) of agricultural information for all 169 municipalities in Connecticut.

The maps show a combination of Agricultural Soils information from NRCS and Agricultural Field information land cover.

Wolcott, Connecticut

  • Agricultural
    Soils
  • Ag Field
    (from land cover)
  • Ag with 1985
    Land Cover
  • Ag with 2006
    Land Cover
  • Ag Land
    Cover Change

Agricultural Soils

  Agricultural Soils
  Water (from soils)

Agricultural Soils (shown here) are mapped and defined by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Survey.

Agricultural Fields
(from Land Cover)

  Ag Field (in 2006)
  Ag Field in 1985 (and not in 2006)
  Ag Soils
  Water (from soils)


Agricultural Fields (shown here) were identified on land cover maps by satellite image interpretation. Aeiral imgery was used for verification.

Ag Soils are shown in light brown for comparison.

Ag Soils with
1985 Land Cover

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  Developed over Ag Soils
  Turf & Grass over Ag Soils
  Forest* over Ag Soils
  Ag Field over Ag Soils
  Other Land Cover** over Ag Soils
Ag Field ONLY (not Ag Soils)
  Water (from soils data)

Agricultural Soils (shown here) are mapped and defined by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Survey. The land cover (interpreted from satellite imagery) that occurs over these soils is displayed.

The shapes with an outline (Ag Field Only) were identified as Ag Field on the land cover but are not on top of NRCS agricultural soils.

Ag Soils with
2006 Land Cover

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  Developed over Ag Soils
  Turf & Grass over Ag Soils
  Forest* over Ag Soils
  Ag Field over Ag Soils
  Other Land Cover** over Ag Soils
Ag Field ONLY (not Ag Soils)
  Water (from soils data)

Agricultural Soils (shown here) are mapped and defined by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Survey. The land cover (interpreted from satellite imagery) that occurs over these soils is displayed. The shapes with an outline (Ag Field Only) were identified as Ag Field on the land cover but are not on top of NRCS agricultural soils.

Ag Soils with
1985-2006 Land
Cover Change

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Change Classes
  to Developed over Ag Soils
  to Turf & Grass over Ag Soils
  Other Land Cover** over Ag Soils
No Change Classes
  Developed over Ag Soils
  Turf & Grass over Ag Soils
  Ag Soils
  Water (from soils data)

This map shows land cover change from 1985-2006 over High Quality Agricultural Soils (as mapped and defined by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Survey). Muted colors show areas of no change. Bright colors show 1985 to 2006 land cover change..
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Wolcott Land Cover Over Agricultural Soils

1985 2006 Change
acres % of town acres % of town acres relative % change
Developed over Ag. Soils 498 3.7% 601 4.4% 103 20.7%
Turf & Grass over Ag Soils 344 2.5% 383 2.8% 40 11.5%
Forest* over Ag Soils 1,089 8.0% 987 7.3% -102 -9.3%
Agricultural Field over Ag Soils 106 0.8% 48 0.4% -59 -55.1%
Other Land Cover** over Ag. Soils 23 0.2% 41 0.3% 18 75.6%
TOTAL Ag Soils 2,060 15.2% 2,060 15.2%    
Agricultural Field NOT over Ag Soils 55 0.4% 26 0.2% -29 -52.3%
TOTAL Ag Field 161 1.2% 74 0.5%    

This table shows change in land cover from 1985 to 2006 over High Quality Ag Soils in the town selected above.

The last column shows relative percent change, determined by subtracting the 1985 Agricultural Field area from the 2006 Agricultural Field area and dividing the difference by the 1985 Agricultural Field area. This shows how quickly land cover is changing relative to the 1985 baseline.

* Forest is a combination of the following land cover classes: deciduous forest, coniferous forest, forested wetland and utility right-of-way. Other Land Cover is a combination of the following: other grass, non-forested wetland, tidal wetland and barren.