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
Saugatuck

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

Saugatuck 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 8995 15.7% 9429 % 9602 16.8% 9895 17.3% 10080 17.6% 1086 12.1%
Turf & Grass 4107 7.2% 4399 7.716.5% 4622 8.1% 4759 8.3% 5090 8.9% 983 23.9%
Other Grasses 480 0.8% 472 0.8% 518 0.9% 475 0.8% 495 0.9% 15 3.0%
Agricultural Field 1797 3.1% 1516 2.6% 1377 2.4% 1245 2.2% 1233 2.2% -564 -31.4%
Deciduous Forest 34660 60.5% 34345 60.0% 34149 59.6% 33929 59.2% 33396 58.3% -1264 -3.6%
Coniferous Forest 2708 4.7% 2714 4.7% 2694 4.7% 2678 4.7% 2638 4.6% -70 -2.6%
Water 1827 3.2% 1796 3.1% 1676 2.9% 1737 3.0% 1726 3.0% -102 -5.6%
Non-forested Wetland 118 0.2% 125 0.2% 122 0.2% 122 0.2% 121 0.2% 3 2.8%
Forested Wetland 2311 4.0% 2225 3.9% 2169 3.8% 2174 3.8% 2170 3.8% -141 -6.1%
Tidal Wetland 9 0.0% 9 0.0% 9 0.0% 9 0.0% 8 0.0% -1 0%
Barren 134 0.2% 116 0.2% 211 0.4% 129 0.2% 153 0.3% 19 14.1%
Utility (Forest) 117 0.2% 116 0.2% 114 0.2% 113 0.2% 154 0.3% 36 0%