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Your Town: Forest Fragmentation

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Forest Fragmentation Analysis Project

Salisbury North Canaan Norfolk Colebrook Hartland Granby Suffield Enfield Somers Stafford Union Woodstock Thompson Canaan East Granby Barkhamsted Winchester Eastford Ashford Willington Ellington Windsor Locks East Windsor Putnam Tolland Windsor Sharon Canton Simsbury Cromwall Pomfret Goshen Killingly Bloomfield New Hartford Torrington Vernon South Windsor Coventry Mansfield Chaplin Hampton Brooklyn Avon Manchester Burlington Hartford Bolton West Hartford East Hartford Harwinton Litchfield Kent Warren Sterling Farmington Plainfield Andover Canterbury Windham Scotland Glastonbury Columbia Hebron Wetherfield Newington Bristol Morris New Britain Lebanon Plymouth Washington Thomaston Plainville Marlborough Rocky Hill New Milford Watertown Bethlehem Sherman Franklin Sprague Southington Berlin Lisbon Voluntown East Hampton Griswold Wolcott Portland Cromwell Colchester Waterbury Woodbury Norwich Roxbury Middletown Bozrah Meriden Preston Middlebury Bridgewater Cheshire Middlefield Salem East Haddam New Fairfield Old Lyme North Stonington Montville Naugatuck Haddam Brookfield Wallingford Southbury Durham Oxford Ledyard Newtown Bethany Beacon Falls Danbury Hampden East Lyme Killingworth Lyme Madison Stonington North Haven Chester Guilford Bethel Waterford North Branford Seymour Groton Deep River Woodbridge Monroe New London Essex Ridgefield Shelton Old Lyme East Haven Ansonia Derby Redding New Haven Westbrook Old Saybrook Clinton Easton Branford Orange West Haven Trumbull Milford Weston Stratford Wilton Fairfield Bridgeport New Canaan Westport Stamford Norwalk Greenwich Darien

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.

Washington, Connecticut

Washington 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 637 2.6% 634 2.6% 637 2.6% 642 2.6% 672 2.7% 35 5.5%
Edge Forest 6884 27.8% 6921 28% 6951 28.1% 6970 28.2% 6954 28.1% 70 1%
Perforated Forest 584 2.4% 746 3% 925 3.7% 1029 4.2% 1211 4.9% 627 107.4%
Small Core Forest 3431 13.9% 3357 13.6% 3180 12.9% 3360 13.6% 3155 12.8% -276 -8%
Medium Core Forest 1898 7.7% 1798 7.3% 1762 7.1% 1467 5.9% 1422 5.8% -476 -25.1%
Large Core Forest 3168 12.8% 3061 12.4% 2981 12.1% 2940 11.9% 2891 11.7% -278 -8.8%
Developed 1992 8.1% 2061 8.3% 2087 8.3% 2116 8.6% 2141 8.7% 148 7.4%
Non-forest 5434 22% 5456 22.1% 5520 22.1% 5532 22.4% 5612 22.7% 178 3.3%
Water 702 2.8% 697 2.8% 689 2.8% 676 2.7% 673 2.7% -29 -4.1%
Total Core Forest 8498 34.4% 8216 33.2% 7922 32% 7767 31.4% 7468 30.2% -1029 -12.1%
Total Forest 16602 67.1% 16517 66.8% 16435 66.5% 16407 66.3% 16305 65.9% -297 -1.8%