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
Salmon

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

Salmon 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 10159 10.7% 10994 % 11379 11.9% 12036 12.6% 12362 13.0% 2203 21.7%
Turf & Grass 3057 3.2% 3596 3.811.5% 3975 4.2% 4679 4.9% 5063 5.3% 2006 65.6%
Other Grasses 1045 1.1% 1124 1.2% 1190 1.2% 1446 1.5% 1466 1.5% 422 40.4%
Agricultural Field 6295 6.6% 5950 6.2% 5704 6.0% 5235 5.5% 5141 5.4% -1154 -18.3%
Deciduous Forest 61822 64.8% 60848 63.8% 60263 63.2% 59196 62.1% 58691 61.6% -3131 -5.1%
Coniferous Forest 4665 4.9% 4595 4.8% 4562 4.8% 4470 4.7% 4442 4.7% -223 -4.8%
Water 3480 3.7% 3259 3.4% 3191 3.3% 3094 3.2% 3064 3.2% -416 -12.0%
Non-forested Wetland 315 0.3% 405 0.4% 395 0.4% 400 0.4% 400 0.4% 85 27.1%
Forested Wetland 3855 4.0% 3861 4.0% 3833 4.0% 3842 4.0% 3832 4.0% -23 -0.6%
Tidal Wetland 115 0.1% 124 0.1% 127 0.1% 129 0.1% 129 0.1% 14 0%
Barren 227 0.2% 280 0.3% 421 0.4% 514 0.5% 451 0.5% 224 98.7%
Utility (Forest) 313 0.3% 310 0.3% 309 0.3% 308 0.3% 307 0.3% -6 -1.9%