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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.

Deep River, Connecticut

Deep River 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 353 3.9% 351 3.9% 412 4.6% 401 4.4% 426 4.7% 73 20.7%
Edge Forest 2253 24.9% 2250 24.9% 2236 24.7% 2191 24.2% 2175 24.1% -78 -3.5%
Perforated Forest 351 3.9% 469 5.2% 462 5.1% 654 7.2% 662 7.3% 311 88.5%
Small Core Forest 1138 12.6% 1046 11.6% 999 11% 1079 11.9% 1047 11.6% -91 -8%
Medium Core Forest 286 3.2% 979 10.8% 1114 12.3% 765 8.5% 735 8.1% 449 157.2%
Large Core Forest 2110 23.3% 1318 14.6% 1108 12.3% 1082 12% 1070 11.8% -1040 -49.3%
Developed 1130 12.5% 1185 13.1% 1256 13.1% 1326 14.7% 1335 14.8% 205 18.1%
Non-forest 860 9.5% 905 10% 930 10% 989 10.9% 1046 11.6% 186 21.6%
Water 561 6.2% 539 6% 526 6% 554 6.1% 547 6% -14 -2.5%
Total Core Forest 3534 39.1% 3343 37% 3221 35.6% 2927 32.4% 2852 31.5% -683 -19.3%
Total Forest 6492 71.8% 6413 70.9% 6330 70% 6173 68.3% 6115 67.6% -377 -5.8%