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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.

Kent, Connecticut

Kent 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 448 1.4% 488 1.5% 493 1.5% 500 1.6% 512 1.6% 64 14.2%
Edge Forest 5622 17.7% 5798 18.2% 5927 18.6% 5922 18.6% 5943 18.7% 322 5.7%
Perforated Forest 753 2.4% 970 3.1% 1190 3.7% 1326 4.2% 1579 5% 826 109.8%
Small Core Forest 1395 4.4% 1351 4.2% 1414 4.4% 1388 4.4% 1421 4.5% 25 1.8%
Medium Core Forest 767 2.4% 846 2.7% 844 2.7% 819 2.6% 648 2% -119 -15.5%
Large Core Forest 16055 50.5% 15501 48.7% 15064 47.4% 14942 47% 14708 46.2% -1347 -8.4%
Developed 1612 5.1% 1724 5.4% 1751 5.4% 1781 5.6% 1808 5.7% 196 12.2%
Non-forest 4186 13.2% 4190 13.2% 4195 13.2% 4219 13.3% 4279 13.5% 94 2.2%
Water 973 3.1% 941 3% 931 3% 914 2.9% 912 2.9% -61 -6.3%
Total Core Forest 18217 57.3% 17698 55.6% 17322 54.5% 17149 53.9% 16777 52.7% -1440 -7.9%
Total Forest 25039 78.7% 24955 78.4% 24932 78.4% 24897 78.3% 24811 78% -229 -0.9%