understanding the past leads to a wiser future.
The Fort Bragg Headlands was molded by nature and remolded by man again and again with his tools and his desire for profit. It is unrecognizable as the healthy environment it once. We do have historical maps, stories, and imagination to help us see the past. We have new understanding of the damage the extraction economy has done to the earth and the science to give us better guidance on how to repair the damage and restore health to this part of the coast. The history and accomplishments of the men and women who built Fort Bragg should be honored. At the same time today we have the the technology to restore this property and, when we reuse it do so with a better balance between ourselves and the planet. The knowledge is ours—if we choose to use it.
This web-map Gallery is part of an effort for local citizens, stakeholders and decision-makers to access publicly available spatial data (e.g. maps of streams, wetlands, hazards, soils, geology, etc.) on the old mill site. This is timely, as Fort Bragg is making a significant Local Coastal Program (LCP) Amendment that will affect these three miles of coastal real estate that makes up 1/3 of the city. Providing easy access to data is meant to facilitate informed and wise decisions. For more information, questions, or to provide data, please contact email@example.com or George Reinhardt and team at Nhudg@mcn.org.