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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.

Ledyard, Connecticut

Ledyard 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 668 2.6% 782 3.1% 788 3.1% 839 3.3% 922 3.6% 254 38.1%
Edge Forest 6857 26.8% 7003 27.4% 7186 28.1% 7228 28.3% 7366 28.8% 509 7.4%
Perforated Forest 1223 4.8% 1298 5.1% 1265 5% 1271 5% 1296 5.1% 73 6%
Small Core Forest 3764 14.7% 3985 15.6% 3879 15.2% 3975 15.6% 4138 16.2% 375 10%
Medium Core Forest 787 3.1% 1112 4.4% 1387 5.4% 998 3.9% 1580 6.2% 793 100.7%
Large Core Forest 5429 21.3% 4209 16.5% 3479 13.6% 3335 13.1% 2066 8.1% -3363 -61.9%
Developed 2644 10.4% 2959 11.6% 3265 11.6% 3459 13.5% 3636 14.2% 993 37.5%
Non-forest 2790 10.9% 2882 11.3% 3004 11.3% 3155 12.4% 3263 12.8% 472 16.9%
Water 1379 5.4% 1312 5.1% 1289 5.1% 1281 5% 1274 5% -105 -7.6%
Total Core Forest 9979 39.1% 9306 36.4% 8745 34.2% 8308 32.5% 7784 30.5% -2195 -22%
Total Forest 18728 73.3% 18388 72% 17984 70.4% 17645 69.1% 17369 68% -1359 -7.3%