Over the past ten years, the Noyo Headlands Unified Design Group (NHUDG) has worked to involve the community with decision-making regarding reuse of the Fort Bragg Mill Site, in order to make the Noyo Headlands a model of development that nurtures the planet, the community and the local economy. The effort to create a model ecological development on the Noyo Headlands Mill Site grew out of a series of public meetings held in the spring and summer of 2003, hosted by the citizens' group, North Coast Action. Hundreds of people came together at Fort Bragg Town Hall and envisioned the mill site both restored to its natural habitat and developed using cutting-edge design solutions. They called for a plan based on William McDonough's Hannover Principles to serve the community culturally, economically and environmentally. Since 2004 NHUDG has been extensively involved in making this a reality.