College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Center for Land Use Education and Research

Changing Landscape

Basic Land Cover Information Showing Changes to the Landscape Since 1985

Changing Landscape is a remote sensing-based land cover study that charts landscape changes in Connecticut and portions of New York. It covers the 25-year period from 1985 to 2010 (with in-between dates of 1990, 1995, 2002 and 2006). It includes information on basic land cover, as well as subsidiary analyses of riparian corridor land cover, impervious cover and agricultural field and soil analysis.

The Connecticut's Changing Landscape focuses on Connecticut towns. The Long Island Sound Watershed's Changing Landscape focuses on watersheds in Connecticut and New York that drain into Long Island Sound.

Visit the award winning story map! It tells the story of Connecticut's Changing landscape in an interactive, graphic and map format.

Learn more about the story map here.

Story Map

 

Connecticut's Changing Landscape

Analysis for Connecticut and Connecticut towns through 2006. This will be updated, included 2015, when the land cover and funds are available.

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Land Cover

1985, 1990, 1995, 2002, 2006

How much have we developed, and at what rate? LEARN MORE

  • Land Cover

    Land Cover

    1985, 1990, 1995, 2002, 2006

    How much have we developed, and at what rate? LEARN MORE

  • Forest Fragmentation

    Forest Fragmentation

    1985, 1990, 1995, 2002, 2006

    Results of the Forest Fragmentation tool where forested land is divided into categories, such as core forest and edge forest. LEARN MORE

  • RiparianBuffers

    Riparian Corridors

    1985, 2006

    Land cover and land cover change within the Riparian, or stream-side, areas of Connecticut. LEARN MORE

  • AgSoils

    Ag Lands over Ag Soils

    1985, 2006

    An analysis of the status and trends of agricultural fields in Connecticut, and how they relate to the statewide data on agricultural soils of importance. LEARN MORE

Long Island Sound Watershed's Changing Landscape

Analysis for the Long Island Sound watersheds through 2010. This project funded by the Long Island Sound Study.

Long Island Sound Watershed's Changing Landscape

This website provides maps, statistics, and other information related to landscape change in the lower drainage basin of the Long Island Sound for the 25-year period from 1985 to 2010.

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