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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.

New Hartford, Connecticut

New Hartford 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 500 2.1% 543 2.2% 577 2.4% 589 2.4% 662 2.7% 161 32.3%
Edge Forest 6466 26.5% 6543 26.8% 6524 26.8% 6636 27.2% 6641 27.3% 175 2.7%
Perforated Forest 771 3.2% 838 3.4% 1021 4.2% 1116 4.6% 1299 5.3% 528 68.5%
Small Core Forest 3067 12.6% 2863 11.8% 2741 11.2% 2648 10.9% 3053 12.5% -13 -0.4%
Medium Core Forest 2483 10.2% 2386 9.8% 2592 10.6% 2488 10.2% 1724 7.1% -759 -30.6%
Large Core Forest 5282 21.7% 5186 21.3% 4827 19.8% 4717 19.4% 4597 18.9% -685 -13%
Developed 1911 7.8% 2119 8.7% 2157 8.7% 2224 9.1% 2281 9.4% 370 19.4%
Non-forest 2967 12.2% 2935 12% 2990 12% 3035 12.5% 3195 13.1% 228 7.7%
Water 922 3.8% 956 3.9% 941 3.9% 917 3.8% 917 3.8% -5 -0.5%
Total Core Forest 10832 44.4% 10436 42.8% 10160 41.7% 9853 40.4% 9375 38.5% -1457 -13.5%
Total Forest 18569 76.2% 18360 75.3% 18281 75% 18193 74.7% 17976 73.8% -593 -3.2%