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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.

Lisbon, Connecticut

Lisbon 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 265 2.5% 299 2.8% 286 2.7% 298 2.8% 295 2.8% 31 11.5%
Edge Forest 3034 28.4% 3025 28.3% 3113 29.1% 3070 28.7% 3106 29.1% 72 2.4%
Perforated Forest 455 4.3% 525 4.9% 502 4.7% 606 5.7% 615 5.8% 160 35.3%
Small Core Forest 1397 13.1% 1796 16.8% 1643 15.4% 1552 14.5% 1491 14% 94 6.7%
Medium Core Forest 1451 13.6% 856 8% 1075 10.1% 1009 9.4% 996 9.3% -456 -31.4%
Large Core Forest 1121 10.5% 1065 10% 758 7.1% 720 6.7% 699 6.5% -422 -37.7%
Developed 972 9.1% 1105 10.3% 1172 10.3% 1282 12% 1298 12.1% 326 33.6%
Non-forest 1592 14.9% 1624 15.2% 1757 15.2% 1785 16.7% 1825 17.1% 233 14.6%
Water 400 3.7% 390 3.7% 380 3.7% 364 3.4% 361 3.4% -39 -9.7%
Total Core Forest 3969 37.1% 3717 34.8% 3476 32.5% 3281 30.7% 3185 29.8% -784 -19.8%
Total Forest 7722 72.3% 7565 70.8% 7377 69% 7255 67.9% 7201 67.4% -521 -6.7%