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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.

North Branford, Connecticut

North Branford 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 864 5% 860 5% 908 5.3% 953 5.5% 937 5.4% 73 8.4%
Edge Forest 2887 16.7% 2981 17.3% 3006 17.4% 3090 17.9% 2925 17% 39 1.3%
Perforated Forest 213 1.2% 206 1.2% 322 1.9% 210 1.2% 186 1.1% -27 -12.7%
Small Core Forest 716 4.2% 615 3.6% 565 3.3% 567 3.3% 569 3.3% -146 -20.4%
Medium Core Forest 0 0% 331 1.9% 311 1.8% 244 1.4% 236 1.4% 236 0%
Large Core Forest 5033 29.2% 4408 25.6% 4107 23.8% 4061 23.6% 4150 24.1% -883 -17.5%
Developed 2517 14.6% 2758 16% 2822 16% 3002 17.4% 3037 17.6% 521 20.7%
Non-forest 3767 21.9% 3836 22.3% 3985 22.3% 4068 23.6% 3952 22.9% 184 4.9%
Water 1238 7.2% 1238 7.2% 1209 7.2% 1039 6% 1242 7.2% 4 0.4%
Total Core Forest 5749 33.4% 5354 31.1% 4982 28.9% 4872 28.3% 4955 28.8% -794 -13.8%
Total Forest 9712 56.4% 9402 54.6% 9218 53.5% 9125 52.9% 9003 52.2% -709 -7.3%