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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.

Woodbury, Connecticut

Woodbury 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 784 3.3% 820 3.5% 838 3.6% 828 3.5% 821 3.5% 38 4.8%
Edge Forest 6279 26.7% 6302 26.8% 6359 27% 6616 28.1% 6639 28.2% 360 5.7%
Perforated Forest 722 3.1% 848 3.6% 1007 4.3% 1099 4.7% 1171 5% 449 62.1%
Small Core Forest 1926 8.2% 1827 7.8% 1879 8% 1845 7.8% 1845 7.8% -82 -4.2%
Medium Core Forest 2885 12.3% 3310 14.1% 3021 12.8% 2784 11.8% 2680 11.4% -205 -7.1%
Large Core Forest 3777 16.1% 3061 13% 2966 12.6% 2772 11.8% 2758 11.7% -1019 -27%
Developed 2022 8.6% 2210 9.4% 2248 9.4% 2395 10.2% 2444 10.4% 422 20.9%
Non-forest 4843 20.6% 4872 20.7% 4946 20.7% 4940 21% 4920 20.9% 77 1.6%
Water 278 1.2% 268 1.1% 253 1.1% 237 1% 237 1% -41 -14.6%
Total Core Forest 8588 36.5% 8197 34.9% 7866 33.4% 7401 31.5% 7283 31% -1305 -15.2%
Total Forest 16372 69.6% 16166 68.7% 16069 68.3% 15943 67.8% 15914 67.7% -459 -2.8%