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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.

Redding, Connecticut

Redding 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 540 2.6% 591 2.9% 603 2.9% 639 3.1% 737 3.6% 198 36.6%
Edge Forest 6432 31.4% 6515 31.8% 6534 31.9% 6571 32.1% 6502 31.7% 71 1.1%
Perforated Forest 998 4.9% 1134 5.5% 1253 6.1% 1288 6.3% 1449 7.1% 451 45.2%
Small Core Forest 2970 14.5% 3267 15.9% 3209 15.7% 3582 17.5% 3575 17.4% 605 20.4%
Medium Core Forest 2543 12.4% 1895 9.2% 1788 8.7% 1309 6.4% 959 4.7% -1584 -62.3%
Large Core Forest 2018 9.8% 1955 9.5% 1913 9.3% 1815 8.9% 1797 8.8% -220 -10.9%
Developed 2062 10.1% 2206 10.8% 2250 10.8% 2404 11.7% 2442 11.9% 380 18.4%
Non-forest 2437 11.9% 2442 11.9% 2508 11.9% 2426 11.8% 2574 12.6% 137 5.6%
Water 499 2.4% 492 2.4% 439 2.4% 464 2.3% 462 2.3% -36 -7.3%
Total Core Forest 7530 36.7% 7116 34.7% 6909 33.7% 6705 32.7% 6331 30.9% -1199 -15.9%
Total Forest 15499 75.6% 15357 74.9% 15300 74.6% 15203 74.2% 15019 73.3% -480 -3.1%