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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.

Bozrah, Connecticut

Bozrah 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 245 1.9% 223 1.7% 260 2% 245 1.9% 242 1.9% -3 -1.1%
Edge Forest 3341 25.7% 3352 25.8% 3338 25.7% 3328 25.6% 3335 25.7% -6 -0.2%
Perforated Forest 457 3.5% 495 3.8% 549 4.2% 667 5.1% 709 5.5% 252 55%
Small Core Forest 1363 10.5% 1263 9.7% 1468 11.3% 1402 10.8% 1370 10.6% 8 0.6%
Medium Core Forest 2675 20.6% 2616 20.2% 2241 17.3% 2102 16.2% 2035 15.7% -640 -23.9%
Large Core Forest 1656 12.8% 1637 12.6% 1614 12.4% 1587 12.2% 1574 12.1% -81 -4.9%
Developed 908 7% 993 7.6% 1078 7.6% 1133 8.7% 1147 8.8% 239 26.3%
Non-forest 2082 16% 2157 16.6% 2203 16.6% 2292 17.7% 2345 18.1% 263 12.6%
Water 253 1.9% 245 1.9% 229 1.9% 225 1.7% 222 1.7% -31 -12.2%
Total Core Forest 5693 43.9% 5516 42.5% 5323 41% 5090 39.2% 4980 38.4% -713 -12.5%
Total Forest 9736 75% 9585 73.8% 9470 73% 9330 71.9% 9265 71.4% -471 -4.8%