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Your Town: Forest Fragmentation

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Forest Fragmentation Analysis Project

Salisbury North Canaan Norfolk Colebrook Hartland Granby Suffield Enfield Somers Stafford Union Woodstock Thompson Canaan East Granby Barkhamsted Winchester Eastford Ashford Willington Ellington Windsor Locks East Windsor Putnam Tolland Windsor Sharon Canton Simsbury Cromwall Pomfret Goshen Killingly Bloomfield New Hartford Torrington Vernon South Windsor Coventry Mansfield Chaplin Hampton Brooklyn Avon Manchester Burlington Hartford Bolton West Hartford East Hartford Harwinton Litchfield Kent Warren Sterling Farmington Plainfield Andover Canterbury Windham Scotland Glastonbury Columbia Hebron Wetherfield Newington Bristol Morris New Britain Lebanon Plymouth Washington Thomaston Plainville Marlborough Rocky Hill New Milford Watertown Bethlehem Sherman Franklin Sprague Southington Berlin Lisbon Voluntown East Hampton Griswold Wolcott Portland Cromwell Colchester Waterbury Woodbury Norwich Roxbury Middletown Bozrah Meriden Preston Middlebury Bridgewater Cheshire Middlefield Salem East Haddam New Fairfield Old Lyme North Stonington Montville Naugatuck Haddam Brookfield Wallingford Southbury Durham Oxford Ledyard Newtown Bethany Beacon Falls Danbury Hampden East Lyme Killingworth Lyme Madison Stonington North Haven Chester Guilford Bethel Waterford North Branford Seymour Groton Deep River Woodbridge Monroe New London Essex Ridgefield Shelton Old Lyme East Haven Ansonia Derby Redding New Haven Westbrook Old Saybrook Clinton Easton Branford Orange West Haven Trumbull Milford Weston Stratford Wilton Fairfield Bridgeport New Canaan Westport Stamford Norwalk Greenwich Darien

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.

Brooklyn, Connecticut

Brooklyn 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 599 3.2% 566 3% 582 3.1% 552 3% 615 3.3% 16 2.6%
Edge Forest 5356 28.7% 5399 28.9% 5419 29.1% 5484 29.4% 5440 29.2% 84 1.6%
Perforated Forest 740 4% 854 4.6% 818 4.4% 901 4.8% 975 5.2% 234 31.6%
Small Core Forest 3272 17.5% 3176 17% 3327 17.8% 3053 16.4% 2885 15.5% -387 -11.8%
Medium Core Forest 527 2.8% 414 2.2% 157 0.8% 657 3.5% 1141 6.1% 614 116.4%
Large Core Forest 2381 12.8% 2230 12% 2148 11.5% 1571 8.4% 1043 5.6% -1338 -56.2%
Developed 1512 8.1% 1661 8.9% 1723 8.9% 1804 9.7% 1851 9.9% 339 22.4%
Non-forest 3875 20.8% 3994 21.4% 4132 21.4% 4299 23% 4376 23.5% 501 12.9%
Water 389 2.1% 358 1.9% 345 1.9% 332 1.8% 327 1.8% -62 -15.9%
Total Core Forest 6180 33.1% 5819 31.2% 5633 30.2% 5280 28.3% 5069 27.2% -1112 -18%
Total Forest 12876 69% 12638 67.8% 12452 66.8% 12217 65.5% 12098 64.9% -778 -6%