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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 Hampton, Connecticut

East Hampton 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 580 2.4% 587 2.5% 601 2.5% 656 2.8% 768 3.2% 189 32.5%
Edge Forest 4962 21% 5089 21.5% 5161 21.8% 5286 22.3% 5585 23.6% 623 12.6%
Perforated Forest 905 3.8% 1110 4.7% 1188 5% 1533 6.5% 1516 6.4% 611 67.5%
Small Core Forest 1099 4.6% 1152 4.9% 1169 4.9% 1641 6.9% 2153 9.1% 1054 95.9%
Medium Core Forest 2132 9% 2034 8.6% 2399 10.1% 1623 6.9% 975 4.1% -1156 -54.2%
Large Core Forest 9273 39.2% 8714 36.8% 8093 34.2% 7502 31.7% 6975 29.5% -2298 -24.8%
Developed 2206 9.3% 2361 10% 2396 10% 2536 10.7% 2745 11.6% 539 24.4%
Non-forest 1457 6.2% 1587 6.7% 1649 6.7% 1882 8% 1947 8.2% 489 33.6%
Water 1058 4.5% 1040 4.4% 1017 4.4% 1014 4.3% 1008 4.3% -50 -4.8%
Total Core Forest 12504 52.8% 11899 50.3% 11660 49.3% 10765 45.5% 10104 42.7% -2400 -19.2%
Total Forest 18951 80.1% 18685 78.9% 18610 78.6% 18240 77.1% 17973 75.9% -978 -5.2%