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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.

Durham, Connecticut

Durham 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 710 4.7% 745 4.9% 775 5.1% 787 5.2% 799 5.3% 89 12.5%
Edge Forest 3115 20.5% 3137 20.6% 3121 20.5% 3241 21.3% 3321 21.8% 205 6.6%
Perforated Forest 333 2.2% 355 2.3% 494 3.2% 503 3.3% 514 3.4% 181 54.5%
Small Core Forest 619 4.1% 571 3.8% 930 6.1% 899 5.9% 1118 7.3% 499 80.6%
Medium Core Forest 729 4.8% 701 4.6% 307 2% 303 2% 300 2% -429 -58.9%
Large Core Forest 4036 26.5% 3878 25.5% 3687 24.2% 3488 22.9% 3032 19.9% -1004 -24.9%
Developed 1497 9.8% 1665 10.9% 1725 10.9% 1865 12.3% 1936 12.7% 440 29.4%
Non-forest 3985 26.2% 3974 26.1% 3993 26.1% 3956 26% 4025 26.4% 40 1%
Water 193 1.3% 189 1.2% 185 1.2% 175 1.1% 172 1.1% -21 -11.1%
Total Core Forest 5384 35.4% 5151 33.8% 4923 32.4% 4690 30.8% 4450 29.2% -934 -17.4%
Total Forest 9542 62.7% 9388 61.7% 9313 61.2% 9221 60.6% 9083 59.7% -459 -4.8%