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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.

Newtown, Connecticut

Newtown 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 1767 4.7% 1870 5% 2104 5.6% 2336 6.2% 2518 6.7% 751 42.5%
Edge Forest 11449 30.4% 11542 30.6% 11929 31.6% 12337 32.7% 12275 32.6% 827 7.2%
Perforated Forest 1085 2.9% 1136 3% 1431 3.8% 1458 3.9% 1638 4.3% 554 51%
Small Core Forest 5697 15.1% 5169 13.7% 4686 12.4% 5071 13.5% 4357 11.6% -1340 -23.5%
Medium Core Forest 1706 4.5% 1865 4.9% 1498 4% 323 0.9% 321 0.9% -1384 -81.2%
Large Core Forest 3973 10.5% 3655 9.7% 3060 8.1% 2779 7.4% 2682 7.1% -1291 -32.5%
Developed 5029 13.3% 5492 14.6% 5855 14.6% 6388 16.9% 6582 17.5% 1553 30.9%
Non-forest 5822 15.4% 5797 15.4% 5978 15.4% 5862 15.5% 6187 16.4% 366 6.3%
Water 1169 3.1% 1170 3.1% 1156 3.1% 1143 3% 1135 3% -35 -3%
Total Core Forest 11376 30.2% 10689 28.4% 9244 24.5% 8173 21.7% 7360 19.5% -4015 -35.3%
Total Forest 25676 68.1% 25237 66.9% 24708 65.5% 24304 64.5% 23793 63.1% -1884 -7.3%