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 the portions of CT and NY draining to Long Island Sound. The study covers the 25-year period from 1985 to 2010, and includes information on basic land cover, riparian corridor land cover, and impervious cover.

Connecticut's Changing Landscape

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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 streamside, 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

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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