Data Availability Name Description Objective Dates
DownloadableForest patch statistics for the NortheastUsing NLCD rasters, computed statistics on forest patches with FragStatsDetermining mean patch size and connectivity using NLCD rasters.1992-01-01 (ongoing)
DownloadableLandscape-scale forest connectivity for the NortheastUsing NLCD rasters, computed contagion through FragStats.Forest connectivity is an assessment of how connected large areas of forests are on the landscape. Forest blocks that are separated make it harder for animals and plants to move between patches. Forests with higher connectivity allow for the exchange of water and nutrients, movement of wildlife, dispersal, genetic interchange between populations, and long-distance range shifts of species, such as in response to climate change. Maintaining functional connectivity is critical as forests become more fragmented with urban expansion. Here, forest connectivity is measured using the “Contagion Index” calculated using FragStats software.2001-01-01 (ongoing)
DownloadableLandscape-scale forest connectivity for VermontUsing NLCD rasters, computed contagion for Vermont through FragStats.Computing contagion through FragStats, 1992-01-01 (ongoing)