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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.

Putnam, Connecticut

Putnam 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 655 5% 676 5.2% 665 5.1% 756 5.8% 804 6.2% 149 22.7%
Edge Forest 3603 27.6% 3525 27% 3558 27.3% 3356 25.7% 3295 25.3% -308 -8.5%
Perforated Forest 661 5.1% 574 4.4% 573 4.4% 620 4.8% 639 4.9% -21 -3.2%
Small Core Forest 2214 17% 2033 15.6% 1942 14.9% 1804 13.8% 1659 12.7% -555 -25.1%
Medium Core Forest 17 0.1% 17 0.1% 17 0.1% 0 0% 28 0.2% 11 63.5%
Large Core Forest 1503 11.5% 1482 11.4% 1301 10% 1226 9.4% 1195 9.2% -309 -20.5%
Developed 1887 14.5% 2126 16.3% 2234 16.3% 2356 18.1% 2390 18.3% 503 26.6%
Non-forest 2237 17.1% 2359 18.1% 2521 18.1% 2695 20.7% 2810 21.5% 573 25.6%
Water 265 2% 251 1.9% 233 1.9% 230 1.8% 223 1.7% -42 -15.9%
Total Core Forest 3735 28.6% 3532 27.1% 3260 25% 3029 23.2% 2882 22.1% -853 -22.8%
Total Forest 8653 66.3% 8307 63.7% 8056 61.8% 7761 59.5% 7620 58.4% -1034 -11.9%