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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.

Voluntown, Connecticut

Voluntown 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 159 0.6% 164 0.6% 194 0.8% 206 0.8% 214 0.8% 55 34.3%
Edge Forest 4936 19.4% 5078 19.9% 5121 20.1% 5222 20.5% 5273 20.7% 337 6.8%
Perforated Forest 1721 6.8% 1741 6.8% 1902 7.5% 2096 8.2% 2143 8.4% 421 24.5%
Small Core Forest 1632 6.4% 1596 6.3% 1551 6.1% 1977 7.8% 1927 7.6% 295 18.1%
Medium Core Forest 2401 9.4% 2546 10% 2945 11.6% 2388 9.4% 2336 9.2% -65 -2.7%
Large Core Forest 10589 41.6% 10199 40.1% 9386 36.9% 8821 34.7% 8744 34.3% -1845 -17.4%
Developed 1299 5.1% 1382 5.4% 1397 5.4% 1475 5.8% 1482 5.8% 183 14.1%
Non-forest 2038 8% 2111 8.3% 2342 8.3% 2613 10.3% 2703 10.6% 665 32.6%
Water 680 2.7% 639 2.5% 617 2.5% 658 2.6% 635 2.5% -45 -6.6%
Total Core Forest 14622 57.4% 14341 56.3% 13882 54.5% 13185 51.8% 13007 51.1% -1615 -11%
Total Forest 21439 84.2% 21325 83.8% 21100 82.9% 20710 81.4% 20636 81.1% -802 -3.7%