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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.

Westbrook, Connecticut

Westbrook 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 451 4.4% 445 4.3% 483 4.7% 537 5.2% 543 5.3% 93 20.6%
Edge Forest 2578 25% 2755 26.7% 2655 25.8% 2650 25.7% 2724 26.4% 146 5.7%
Perforated Forest 265 2.6% 273 2.6% 358 3.5% 513 5% 508 4.9% 243 91.8%
Small Core Forest 909 8.8% 943 9.2% 918 8.9% 704 6.8% 1119 10.9% 211 23.2%
Medium Core Forest 265 2.6% 811 7.9% 708 6.9% 568 5.5% 605 5.9% 340 128.2%
Large Core Forest 2680 26% 1712 16.6% 1656 16.1% 1541 14.9% 931 9% -1749 -65.3%
Developed 1569 15.2% 1723 16.7% 1831 16.7% 1964 19.1% 2020 19.6% 451 28.8%
Non-forest 1306 12.7% 1399 13.6% 1466 13.6% 1608 15.6% 1638 15.9% 332 25.4%
Water 284 2.8% 245 2.4% 233 2.4% 224 2.2% 219 2.1% -66 -23.2%
Total Core Forest 3854 37.4% 3467 33.6% 3282 31.8% 2812 27.3% 2655 25.8% -1199 -31.1%
Total Forest 7148 69.3% 6940 67.3% 6777 65.8% 6512 63.2% 6430 62.4% -717 -10%