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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.

Lyme, Connecticut

Lyme 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 332 1.5% 336 1.5% 331 1.5% 332 1.5% 332 1.5% 1 0.3%
Edge Forest 4180 19% 4192 19% 4259 19.3% 4349 19.7% 4344 19.7% 165 3.9%
Perforated Forest 961 4.4% 1093 5% 1201 5.4% 1504 6.8% 1613 7.3% 652 67.9%
Small Core Forest 1624 7.4% 1546 7% 1516 6.9% 1550 7% 1497 6.8% -127 -7.8%
Medium Core Forest 976 4.4% 949 4.3% 914 4.1% 1119 5.1% 1101 5% 125 12.8%
Large Core Forest 8459 38.4% 8337 37.8% 8158 37% 7293 33.1% 7211 32.7% -1248 -14.8%
Developed 1072 4.9% 1127 5.1% 1144 5.1% 1187 5.4% 1193 5.4% 121 11.2%
Non-forest 2429 11% 2505 11.4% 2583 11.4% 2809 12.7% 2860 13% 432 17.8%
Water 2022 9.2% 1969 8.9% 1949 8.9% 1911 8.7% 1902 8.6% -120 -5.9%
Total Core Forest 11059 50.1% 10832 49.1% 10588 48% 9961 45.2% 9808 44.5% -1250 -11.3%
Total Forest 16530 75% 16452 74.6% 16378 74.3% 16147 73.2% 16098 73% -433 -2.6%