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

Your Watershed: Land Cover

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Basic Land Cover Information

Regional Basin
Wood

Sub-regional Basin
None

Map Pawcatuck Main Stem Wood Southeast Shoreline Southeast Eastern Complex Southeast Western Complex Thames Main Stem Willimantic Natchaug French Fivemile Moosup Pachaug Quinebaug Shetucket Yantic Connecticut Main Stem Stony Brook Scantic Farmington Park Hockanum Mattabesset Salmon Eightmile South Central Shoreline South Central Eastern Complex Quinnipiac South Central Western Complex Housatonic Main Stem Blackberry Hollenbeck Tenmile Candlewood Aspetuck Still Shepaug Pomperaug Naugatuck Southwest Shoreline Southwest Eastern Saugatuck Norwalk Southwest Western Complex Croton

Wood Regional Basin

Land Cover and Land Cover Change

1985 1990 1995 2002 2006 Change
acres % of basin acres % of basin acres % of basin acres % of basin acres % of basin acres % change
Developed 364 4.8% 375 % 383 5.1% 398 5.3% 400 5.3% 36 9.8%
Turf & Grass 29 0.4% 40 0.55.0% 51 0.7% 73 1.0% 86 1.1% 57 199.6%
Other Grasses 64 0.8% 65 0.9% 80 1.1% 130 1.7% 145 1.9% 81 127.5%
Agricultural Field 486 6.5% 490 6.5% 532 7.1% 548 7.3% 549 7.3% 63 12.9%
Deciduous Forest 4805 63.8% 4797 63.7% 4738 62.9% 4597 61.0% 4586 60.9% -219 -4.6%
Coniferous Forest 846 11.2% 844 11.2% 837 11.1% 888 11.8% 881 11.7% 35 4.1%
Water 160 2.1% 124 1.6% 112 1.5% 118 1.6% 107 1.4% -53 -33.4%
Non-forested Wetland 141 1.9% 144 1.9% 148 2.0% 140 1.9% 141 1.9% 0 0.2%
Forested Wetland 640 8.5% 654 8.7% 650 8.6% 638 8.5% 634 8.4% -6 -1.0%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 0 0.0% 1 0.0% 2 0.0% 4 0.1% 7 0.1% 7 0%
Utility (Forest) 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%