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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.

Willington, Connecticut

Willington 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 315 1.5% 339 1.6% 334 1.6% 394 1.8% 391 1.8% 76 24.2%
Edge Forest 5900 27.5% 5946 27.7% 5960 27.8% 5967 27.8% 6072 28.3% 172 2.9%
Perforated Forest 966 4.5% 1037 4.8% 1107 5.2% 1221 5.7% 1287 6% 321 33.3%
Small Core Forest 2476 11.5% 2277 10.6% 2180 10.2% 2332 10.9% 2469 11.5% -7 -0.3%
Medium Core Forest 2761 12.9% 2599 12.1% 2627 12.2% 2711 12.6% 2346 10.9% -416 -15%
Large Core Forest 4800 22.4% 4700 21.9% 4532 21.1% 3924 18.3% 3869 18% -931 -19.4%
Developed 1776 8.3% 1972 9.2% 2087 9.2% 2164 10.1% 2205 10.3% 429 24.2%
Non-forest 2099 9.8% 2212 10.3% 2262 10.3% 2388 11.1% 2469 11.5% 370 17.6%
Water 378 1.8% 388 1.8% 383 1.8% 369 1.7% 363 1.7% -16 -4.2%
Total Core Forest 10037 46.7% 9576 44.6% 9338 43.5% 8968 41.8% 8684 40.4% -1353 -13.5%
Total Forest 17218 80.2% 16898 78.7% 16738 78% 16549 77.1% 16434 76.5% -783 -4.5%