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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.

East Haddam, Connecticut

East Haddam 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 696 1.9% 727 2% 720 2% 843 2.3% 884 2.4% 188 27%
Edge Forest 8389 23.2% 8551 23.6% 8756 24.2% 8746 24.1% 8841 24.4% 451 5.4%
Perforated Forest 1627 4.5% 1761 4.9% 1987 5.5% 2507 6.9% 2587 7.1% 960 59%
Small Core Forest 3102 8.6% 3331 9.2% 3696 10.2% 3749 10.3% 4229 11.7% 1127 36.3%
Medium Core Forest 4136 11.4% 3452 9.5% 3288 9.1% 3147 8.7% 2571 7.1% -1565 -37.8%
Large Core Forest 9558 26.4% 9505 26.2% 8682 24% 7757 21.4% 7490 20.7% -2068 -21.6%
Developed 2942 8.1% 3087 8.5% 3172 8.5% 3276 9% 3320 9.2% 379 12.9%
Non-forest 3784 10.4% 3956 10.9% 4093 10.9% 4409 12.2% 4526 12.5% 742 19.6%
Water 2001 5.5% 1866 5.2% 1841 5.2% 1801 5% 1788 4.9% -213 -10.7%
Total Core Forest 16796 46.4% 16287 44.9% 15666 43.2% 14653 40.4% 14289 39.4% -2507 -14.9%
Total Forest 27509 75.9% 27326 75.4% 27129 74.9% 26749 73.8% 26601 73.4% -908 -3.3%