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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.

Waterbury, Connecticut

Waterbury 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 1944 10.5% 1932 10.4% 1888 10.2% 1985 10.7% 1729 9.3% -215 -11.1%
Edge Forest 2785 15% 2503 13.5% 2468 13.3% 2324 12.5% 2296 12.4% -489 -17.6%
Perforated Forest 184 1% 152 0.8% 147 0.8% 149 0.8% 149 0.8% -35 -19%
Small Core Forest 1025 5.5% 898 4.8% 810 4.4% 769 4.1% 765 4.1% -260 -25.4%
Medium Core Forest 240 1.3% 5 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% -240 -99.9%
Large Core Forest 543 2.9% 521 2.8% 513 2.8% 510 2.7% 510 2.7% -32 -6%
Developed 9075 48.9% 9766 52.6% 9897 52.6% 9954 53.6% 10273 55.4% 1198 13.2%
Non-forest 2367 12.8% 2402 12.9% 2463 12.9% 2504 13.5% 2476 13.3% 109 4.6%
Water 396 2.1% 379 2% 370 2% 362 2% 360 1.9% -36 -9%
Total Core Forest 1807 9.7% 1424 7.7% 1323 7.1% 1279 6.9% 1275 6.9% -532 -29.5%
Total Forest 6720 36.2% 6010 32.4% 5827 31.4% 5737 30.9% 5449 29.4% -1271 -18.9%