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
Blackberry

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

Blackberry 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 1773 6.0% 1890 % 1938 6.5% 1981 6.7% 1998 6.7% 225 12.7%
Turf & Grass 789 2.7% 813 2.76.4% 841 2.8% 852 2.9% 900 3.0% 111 14.0%
Other Grasses 252 0.8% 246 0.8% 237 0.8% 240 0.8% 254 0.9% 1 0.6%
Agricultural Field 3295 11.1% 3283 11.0% 3357 11.3% 3355 11.3% 3411 11.5% 116 3.5%
Deciduous Forest 14858 49.9% 14765 49.6% 14751 49.6% 14706 49.4% 14615 49.1% -243 -1.6%
Coniferous Forest 6500 21.8% 6478 21.8% 6408 21.5% 6364 21.4% 6318 21.2% -182 -2.8%
Water 993 3.3% 976 3.3% 909 3.1% 892 3.0% 890 3.0% -103 -10.4%
Non-forested Wetland 187 0.6% 187 0.6% 189 0.6% 188 0.6% 187 0.6% 0 0.1%
Forested Wetland 922 3.1% 897 3.0% 898 3.0% 900 3.0% 899 3.0% -22 -2.4%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 190 0.6% 222 0.7% 230 0.8% 278 0.9% 287 1.0% 97 50.8%
Utility (Forest) 8 0.0% 8 0.0% 8 0.0% 8 0.0% 8 0.0% 0 0.0%