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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.

Woodstock, Connecticut

Woodstock 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 1186 3% 1220 3.1% 1242 3.1% 1354 3.4% 1368 3.5% 182 15.3%
Edge Forest 9325 23.6% 9356 23.7% 9354 23.7% 9239 23.4% 9302 23.6% -23 -0.2%
Perforated Forest 1838 4.7% 1998 5.1% 2066 5.2% 2268 5.7% 2400 6.1% 562 30.6%
Small Core Forest 3707 9.4% 3587 9.1% 3497 8.9% 3289 8.3% 3739 9.5% 32 0.9%
Medium Core Forest 3259 8.3% 3166 8% 3098 7.8% 3319 8.4% 2747 7% -512 -15.7%
Large Core Forest 7820 19.8% 7623 19.3% 7553 19.1% 7067 17.9% 6820 17.3% -1000 -12.8%
Developed 2824 7.1% 2975 7.5% 3031 7.5% 3136 7.9% 3191 8.1% 367 13%
Non-forest 8281 21% 8435 21.4% 8527 21.4% 8731 22.1% 8850 22.4% 569 6.9%
Water 1259 3.2% 1137 2.9% 1128 2.9% 1093 2.8% 1080 2.7% -178 -14.2%
Total Core Forest 14785 37.4% 14376 36.4% 14148 35.8% 13676 34.6% 13306 33.7% -1479 -10%
Total Forest 27134 68.7% 26950 68.2% 26810 67.9% 26537 67.2% 26375 66.8% -759 -2.8%