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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.

Woodbridge, Connecticut

Woodbridge 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 818 6.7% 921 7.5% 979 8% 1022 8.3% 1074 8.7% 256 31.3%
Edge Forest 4071 33.1% 4038 32.9% 4007 32.6% 4028 32.8% 3967 32.3% -104 -2.6%
Perforated Forest 238 1.9% 275 2.2% 322 2.6% 321 2.6% 355 2.9% 117 49.2%
Small Core Forest 1333 10.9% 1422 11.6% 1269 10.3% 1231 10% 1161 9.4% -173 -13%
Medium Core Forest 694 5.6% 412 3.4% 382 3.1% 644 5.2% 623 5.1% -71 -10.3%
Large Core Forest 716 5.8% 706 5.8% 702 5.7% 356 2.9% 349 2.8% -367 -51.2%
Developed 2158 17.6% 2265 18.4% 2316 18.4% 2381 19.4% 2399 19.5% 241 11.2%
Non-forest 1976 16.1% 1973 16.1% 2039 16.1% 2037 16.6% 2097 17.1% 120 6.1%
Water 280 2.3% 274 2.2% 268 2.2% 265 2.2% 261 2.1% -19 -6.8%
Total Core Forest 2744 22.3% 2540 20.7% 2352 19.1% 2231 18.2% 2132 17.4% -611 -22.3%
Total Forest 7870 64.1% 7773 63.3% 7661 62.4% 7601 61.9% 7527 61.3% -343 -4.4%