Choose a category below to see land cover maps for all study dates, townbytown maps showing various types of land cover change, and a number of charts and tables summarizing statewide data.
Percent Developed in 1985 

The area of each municipality was divided by the area of the Developed class to determine the percent Developed. This map in intended to be used with the Percent Developed in 2006 map. 
Percent Developed in 2006 

The area of each municipality was divided by the area of the Developed class to determine the percent Developed. This map in intended to be used with the Percent Developed in 1985 map. 
Change in Developed 1985 to 2006 (acres) 

The area (in acres) of Developed for each municipality in 1985 was compared to the area (in acres) of Developed for each municipality in 2006. The municipalities are then colored based on the change, in acres, as shown in the legend (above). Note that there is a bias to the larger towns that have more acres. 
Percent Change in Developed 1985 to 2006 

The percent change was determined by subtracting the 1985 Developed area from the 2006 Developed area and dividing the difference by the 1985 Developed area. (2006 area  1985 area)/1985 area Note that there is a bias towards less developed towns where a small area of development can result in a large percentage. 
Percent Forest in 1985 

The area of each municipality was divided by the area of the Forest classes to determine the percent of Forest. This map in intended to be used with the Percent Forest in 2006 map. 
Percent Forest in 2006 

The area of each municipality was divided by the area of the Forest classes to determine the percent Forest. This map in intended to be used with the Percent Forest in 1985 map. 
Change in Forest (acres) 1985 to 2006 

The area (in acres) of the Forest classes for each municipality in 1985 was compared to the area (in acres) of the Forest classes for each municipality in 2006. The municipalities are then colored based on the change, in acres, according to the legend (above). Note that there is a bias to the larger towns that have more acres. 
Percent Change in Forest 1985 to 2006 

The percent change was determined by subtracting the 1985 Forest area from the 2006 Forest area and dividing the difference by the 1985 Forest area. (2006 area  1985 area)/1985 area Note that there is a bias towards towns with less forest where a small loss of forest can result in a large percentage. 
Percent Agricultural Field in 1985 
