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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.

Easton, Connecticut

Easton 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 567 3.1% 611 3.3% 720 3.9% 812 4.4% 935 5.1% 368 65%
Edge Forest 4970 27.1% 5110 27.9% 5055 27.6% 5147 28.1% 5047 27.6% 77 1.6%
Perforated Forest 547 3% 632 3.4% 860 4.7% 831 4.5% 875 4.8% 328 60%
Small Core Forest 2799 15.3% 2475 13.5% 2550 13.9% 2422 13.2% 2416 13.2% -382 -13.7%
Medium Core Forest 1009 5.5% 929 5.1% 611 3.3% 437 2.4% 701 3.8% -307 -30.5%
Large Core Forest 2924 16% 2873 15.7% 2719 14.8% 2741 15% 2258 12.3% -666 -22.8%
Developed 2121 11.6% 2302 12.6% 2367 12.6% 2522 13.8% 2573 14.1% 451 21.3%
Non-forest 2444 13.3% 2450 13.4% 2538 13.4% 2506 13.7% 2616 14.3% 172 7%
Water 929 5.1% 928 5.1% 890 5.1% 891 4.9% 887 4.8% -42 -4.5%
Total Core Forest 6731 36.8% 6277 34.3% 5879 32.1% 5600 30.6% 5376 29.4% -1355 -20.1%
Total Forest 12815 70% 12629 69% 12514 68.3% 12389 67.7% 12234 66.8% -582 -4.5%