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This page contains static maps and area statistics (scroll down) for all five dates of land cover and for all 169 municipalities in Connecticut.

The 1985 and 2006 land cover maps, as well as both change maps, have pdfs for viewing, saving and printing.

Bethlehem, Connecticut

  • 1985
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  • 1990
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  • 1995
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  • 2002
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  • 2006
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1985 Land Cover

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Land Cover Legend

1990 Land Cover

 

Land Cover Legend

1995 Land Cover

 

Land Cover Legend

2002 Land Cover

 

Land Cover Legend

2006 Land Cover

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Land Cover Legend

Bethlehem Land Cover and Land Cover Change

1985 1990 1995 2002 2006 Change
acres % of town acres % of town acres % of town acres % of town acres % of town acres % change
Developed 1005 %8 1064 8.5% 1080 8.6% 1125 8.9% 1161 9.2% 156.1 15.5%
Turf & Grass 679 5.4% 760 6% 839 6.7% 927 7.4% 948 7.5% 268.2 39.5%
Other Grasses 151 1.2% 123 1% 157 1.2% 179 1.4% 154 1.2% 2.7 1.8%
Agricultural Field 3384 26.9% 3330 26.5% 3231 25.7% 3115 24.8% 3105 24.7% -279.2 -8.2%
Deciduous Forest 6500 51.7% 6426 51.1% 6405 50.9% 6356 50.5% 6346 50.5% -154.1 -2.4%
Coniferous Forest 363 2.9% 363 2.9% 361 2.9% 361 2.9% 359 2.9% -3.9 -1.1%
Water 254 2% 257 2% 255 2% 247 2% 247 2% -6.9 -2.7%
Non-forested Wetland 14 0.1% 24 0.2% 24 0.2% 26 0.2% 26 0.2% 11.7 85%
Forested Wetland 199 1.6% 198 1.6% 196 1.6% 197 1.6% 197 1.6% -2 -1%
Tidal Wetland 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Barren 14 0.1% 18 0.1% 16 0.1% 31 0.2% 22 0.2% 7.3 50.8%
Utility (Forest) 10 0.1% 10 0.1% 10 0.1% 10 0.1% 10 0.1% 0 0%