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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.

Marlborough, Connecticut

Marlborough 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 479 3.2% 521 3.5% 545 3.6% 532 3.5% 543 3.6% 64 13.3%
Edge Forest 3278 21.8% 3303 22% 3394 22.6% 3589 23.9% 3640 24.2% 362 11%
Perforated Forest 661 4.4% 729 4.8% 707 4.7% 823 5.5% 900 6% 240 36.2%
Small Core Forest 955 6.4% 898 6% 1032 6.9% 952 6.3% 1032 6.9% 78 8.1%
Medium Core Forest 1083 7.2% 991 6.6% 752 5% 683 4.5% 598 4% -486 -44.8%
Large Core Forest 5707 38% 5564 37% 5493 36.5% 5155 34.3% 4939 32.9% -768 -13.5%
Developed 1728 11.5% 1836 12.2% 1880 12.2% 2014 13.4% 2054 13.7% 326 18.9%
Non-forest 949 6.3% 998 6.6% 1047 6.6% 1111 7.4% 1158 7.7% 209 22%
Water 194 1.3% 193 1.3% 184 1.3% 175 1.2% 171 1.1% -24 -12.1%
Total Core Forest 7745 51.5% 7453 49.6% 7276 48.4% 6790 45.2% 6569 43.7% -1176 -15.2%
Total Forest 12163 80.9% 12006 79.9% 11922 79.3% 11733 78% 11652 77.5% -511 -4.2%