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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.

Franklin, Connecticut

Franklin 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 290 2.3% 278 2.2% 287 2.3% 312 2.5% 305 2.4% 15 5.1%
Edge Forest 3107 24.7% 3095 24.6% 3074 24.4% 3129 24.9% 3130 24.9% 24 0.8%
Perforated Forest 542 4.3% 575 4.6% 620 4.9% 583 4.6% 610 4.8% 68 12.6%
Small Core Forest 1312 10.4% 1275 10.1% 1528 12.1% 1437 11.4% 1418 11.3% 106 8.1%
Medium Core Forest 978 7.8% 918 7.3% 634 5% 618 4.9% 608 4.8% -370 -37.8%
Large Core Forest 2083 16.5% 2065 16.4% 1976 15.7% 1905 15.1% 1850 14.7% -233 -11.2%
Developed 851 6.8% 923 7.3% 974 7.3% 1035 8.2% 1046 8.3% 195 22.9%
Non-forest 3339 26.5% 3376 26.8% 3421 26.8% 3492 27.7% 3544 28.1% 205 6.1%
Water 88 0.7% 85 0.7% 78 0.7% 80 0.6% 79 0.6% -9 -10.2%
Total Core Forest 4373 34.7% 4258 33.8% 4137 32.9% 3960 31.5% 3876 30.8% -497 -11.4%
Total Forest 8312 66% 8206 65.2% 8118 64.5% 7984 63.4% 7921 62.9% -391 -4.7%