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
French

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

French 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 9033 12.6% 10469 % 11024 15.4% 11803 16.5% 12094 16.9% 3061 33.9%
Turf & Grass 2578 3.6% 2922 4.114.6% 3213 4.5% 3708 5.2% 3957 5.5% 1380 53.5%
Other Grasses 624 0.9% 672 0.9% 684 1.0% 803 1.1% 900 1.3% 277 44.4%
Agricultural Field 4018 5.6% 3933 5.5% 3949 5.5% 4074 5.7% 4042 5.6% 24 0.6%
Deciduous Forest 38240 53.3% 36454 50.8% 35646 49.7% 34227 47.7% 33661 46.9% -4579 -12.0%
Coniferous Forest 6331 8.8% 6198 8.6% 6070 8.5% 5824 8.1% 5713 8.0% -618 -9.8%
Water 4781 6.7% 4688 6.5% 4570 6.4% 4564 6.4% 4546 6.3% -236 -4.9%
Non-forested Wetland 1072 1.5% 1078 1.5% 1062 1.5% 1096 1.5% 1082 1.5% 11 1.0%
Forested Wetland 4113 5.7% 3990 5.6% 3937 5.5% 3845 5.4% 3840 5.4% -273 -6.6%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 608 0.8% 1004 1.4% 1256 1.8% 1472 2.1% 1579 2.2% 971 159.7%
Utility (Forest) 337 0.5% 327 0.5% 326 0.5% 321 0.4% 320 0.4% -17 -5.2%