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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.

Southbury, Connecticut

Southbury 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 1062 4.1% 1140 4.5% 1182 4.6% 1194 4.7% 1223 4.8% 161 15.2%
Edge Forest 7217 28.2% 7562 29.5% 7769 30.3% 8105 31.7% 8116 31.7% 899 12.5%
Perforated Forest 721 2.8% 814 3.2% 1087 4.2% 1201 4.7% 1230 4.8% 509 70.6%
Small Core Forest 3064 12% 3357 13.1% 3032 11.8% 3144 12.3% 3225 12.6% 161 5.3%
Medium Core Forest 2730 10.7% 2069 8.1% 1778 6.9% 1083 4.2% 826 3.2% -1904 -69.7%
Large Core Forest 2537 9.9% 1858 7.3% 1647 6.4% 1580 6.2% 1569 6.1% -968 -38.1%
Developed 3042 11.9% 3586 14% 3772 14% 4022 15.7% 4181 16.3% 1139 37.4%
Non-forest 4478 17.5% 4463 17.4% 4593 17.4% 4540 17.7% 4500 17.6% 22 0.5%
Water 749 2.9% 751 2.9% 741 2.9% 731 2.9% 730 2.9% -19 -2.5%
Total Core Forest 8331 32.5% 7284 28.5% 6456 25.2% 5807 22.7% 5620 22% -2711 -32.5%
Total Forest 17331 67.7% 16801 65.6% 16494 64.4% 16308 63.7% 16189 63.2% -1142 -6.6%