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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.

Montville, Connecticut

Montville 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 958 3.4% 922 3.3% 956 3.4% 977 3.4% 1014 3.6% 55 5.7%
Edge Forest 7602 26.8% 7627 26.9% 7757 27.4% 7724 27.3% 7754 27.4% 153 2%
Perforated Forest 860 3% 890 3.1% 951 3.4% 1091 3.9% 1169 4.1% 308 35.8%
Small Core Forest 4116 14.5% 4383 15.5% 3949 13.9% 3448 12.2% 3158 11.2% -958 -23.3%
Medium Core Forest 2484 8.8% 1885 6.7% 2302 8.1% 2376 8.4% 2295 8.1% -189 -7.6%
Large Core Forest 3958 14% 3846 13.6% 3218 11.4% 2857 10.1% 2704 9.5% -1254 -31.7%
Developed 3358 11.9% 3698 13.1% 3851 13.1% 4267 15.1% 4422 15.6% 1063 31.7%
Non-forest 3297 11.6% 3424 12.1% 3724 12.1% 3985 14.1% 4227 14.9% 930 28.2%
Water 1684 5.9% 1642 5.8% 1609 5.8% 1592 5.6% 1575 5.6% -109 -6.5%
Total Core Forest 10557 37.3% 10115 35.7% 9469 33.4% 8681 30.7% 8157 28.8% -2400 -22.7%
Total Forest 19978 70.5% 19553 69.1% 19133 67.6% 18473 65.2% 18093 63.9% -1884 -9.4%