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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.

Guilford, Connecticut

Guilford 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 1371 4.5% 1392 4.6% 1453 4.8% 1571 5.2% 1574 5.2% 203 14.8%
Edge Forest 6870 22.7% 7093 23.4% 7152 23.6% 7210 23.8% 7300 24.1% 430 6.3%
Perforated Forest 596 2% 753 2.5% 1022 3.4% 1096 3.6% 1192 3.9% 596 99.9%
Small Core Forest 2272 7.5% 2214 7.3% 1977 6.5% 1834 6.1% 1687 5.6% -585 -25.7%
Medium Core Forest 1744 5.8% 1709 5.6% 3115 10.3% 3180 10.5% 3023 10% 1279 73.3%
Large Core Forest 6782 22.4% 6264 20.7% 4521 14.9% 4185 13.8% 4086 13.5% -2696 -39.8%
Developed 4582 15.1% 4811 15.9% 4913 15.9% 5116 16.9% 5228 17.3% 646 14.1%
Non-forest 5361 17.7% 5401 17.8% 5504 17.8% 5486 18.1% 5586 18.4% 225 4.2%
Water 703 2.3% 643 2.1% 623 2.1% 603 2% 603 2% -99 -14.1%
Total Core Forest 10797 35.7% 10187 33.6% 9612 31.7% 9198 30.4% 8795 29% -2002 -18.5%
Total Forest 19634 64.8% 19425 64.2% 19240 63.5% 19075 63% 18861 62.3% -773 -3.9%