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Your Town: Forest Fragmentation

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Forest Fragmentation Analysis Project

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First, click on the map or the menu to select a town. Then use the buttons below to see forest fragmentation maps for each of Connecticut's towns for all study dates as well as a change map. Don't forget to scroll down for summary data tables below the maps!

Follow these links for a description of the forest categories or to see a visual explanation of the forest categories. To take a closer look or compare the forest fragmentation maps with our land cover maps, visit the interactive map. For information organized by watersheds, visit Your Watershed. Also, there are a number of charts and tables summarizing statewide data.

You may also want to visit the land cover "Your Town" page. To download the GIS files, visit the download data page. Finally, don't miss the FAQ page.

Oxford, Connecticut

Oxford Forest Fragmentation and Change

1985 1990 1995 2002 2006 Change
acres % of town acres % of town acres % of town acres % of town acres % of town acres % change
Patch Forest 646 3% 725 3.4% 746 3.5% 841 3.9% 879 4.1% 232 36%
Edge Forest 6135 28.8% 6573 30.8% 6587 30.9% 6833 32% 7136 33.5% 1001 16.3%
Perforated Forest 804 3.8% 860 4% 987 4.6% 1121 5.3% 1137 5.3% 332 41.3%
Small Core Forest 1720 8.1% 2132 10% 2194 10.3% 2764 13% 2767 13% 1047 60.9%
Medium Core Forest 2975 13.9% 2818 13.2% 2767 13% 1757 8.2% 1967 9.2% -1008 -33.9%
Large Core Forest 3887 18.2% 2685 12.6% 2383 11.2% 2074 9.7% 1131 5.3% -2756 -70.9%
Developed 1899 8.9% 2349 11% 2446 11% 2754 12.9% 3088 14.5% 1190 62.7%
Non-forest 2767 13% 2692 12.6% 2731 12.6% 2701 12.7% 2741 12.8% -26 -0.9%
Water 499 2.3% 497 2.3% 491 2.3% 487 2.3% 487 2.3% -12 -2.4%
Total Core Forest 8581 40.2% 7634 35.8% 7344 34.4% 6594 30.9% 5864 27.5% -2717 -31.7%
Total Forest 16167 75.8% 15793 74% 15664 73.4% 15390 72.1% 15015 70.4% -1152 -7.1%