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
Still

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

Still 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 12032 26.4% 13376 % 13660 29.9% 14294 31.3% 14673 32.2% 2641 21.9%
Turf & Grass 5572 12.2% 5644 12.429.3% 5770 12.6% 5927 13.0% 6204 13.6% 632 11.3%
Other Grasses 940 2.1% 813 1.8% 822 1.8% 779 1.7% 804 1.8% -135 -14.4%
Agricultural Field 1542 3.4% 1402 3.1% 1304 2.9% 1070 2.3% 1042 2.3% -499 -32.4%
Deciduous Forest 19921 43.7% 19013 41.7% 18711 41.0% 18263 40.0% 17650 38.7% -2270 -11.4%
Coniferous Forest 2037 4.5% 2015 4.4% 1999 4.4% 1971 4.3% 1929 4.2% -108 -5.3%
Water 1277 2.8% 1259 2.8% 1249 2.7% 1224 2.7% 1211 2.7% -67 -5.2%
Non-forested Wetland 116 0.3% 122 0.3% 124 0.3% 126 0.3% 121 0.3% 5 4.6%
Forested Wetland 1314 2.9% 1221 2.7% 1202 2.6% 1198 2.6% 1193 2.6% -120 -9.1%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 727 1.6% 619 1.4% 647 1.4% 644 1.4% 644 1.4% -83 -11.4%
Utility (Forest) 158 0.3% 151 0.3% 148 0.3% 140 0.3% 162 0.4% 4 2.5%