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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.

Winchester, Connecticut

Winchester 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 574 2.7% 573 2.6% 593 2.7% 597 2.8% 582 2.7% 7 1.3%
Edge Forest 4852 22.4% 4894 22.6% 4900 22.6% 4898 22.6% 4926 22.7% 74 1.5%
Perforated Forest 648 3% 733 3.4% 862 4% 929 4.3% 1124 5.2% 475 73.4%
Small Core Forest 1835 8.5% 1736 8% 1944 9% 1893 8.7% 1768 8.2% -67 -3.6%
Medium Core Forest 964 4.4% 1325 6.1% 1044 4.8% 1031 4.8% 979 4.5% 15 1.5%
Large Core Forest 7449 34.4% 6860 31.6% 6715 31% 6660 30.7% 6456 29.8% -993 -13.3%
Developed 2286 10.5% 2456 11.3% 2480 11.3% 2542 11.7% 2588 11.9% 302 13.2%
Non-forest 1792 8.3% 1847 8.5% 1905 8.5% 1911 8.8% 2045 9.4% 253 14.1%
Water 1274 5.9% 1251 5.8% 1231 5.8% 1214 5.6% 1208 5.6% -67 -5.2%
Total Core Forest 10248 47.3% 9921 45.8% 9704 44.8% 9584 44.2% 9203 42.5% -1045 -10.2%
Total Forest 16322 75.3% 16120 74.4% 16058 74.1% 16007 73.9% 15834 73.1% -489 -3%