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Changing Landscape is a remote sensing-based land cover study that charts landscape changes in Connecticut and portions of New York. It covers the 30-year period from 1985 to 2015 (with in-between dates of 1990, 1995, 2002, 2006 and 2010). It includes information on basic land cover, as well as subsidiary analyses of riparian corridor land cover, impervious cover and forest fragmentation analysis.

Version 2.3 New land cover

A new set of land cover is being added including a 2015 date and some minor modifications to earlier dates.

Connecticut's Changing Landscape

1985-2015 with a focus on Connecticut towns

Long Island Sound Watershed

1985-2015 with a focus on HUC12 watersheds

Previous versions of land cover

Previous land cover projects covered both Connecticut and the Long Island Sound watershed and included land cover, land cover change as well as riparian analysis, impervious surface analysis, forest fragmentation and land cover over agricultural soils. Previous versions and analyses are no longer available on the CLEAR website.