Monday, June 18, 2007

Neighbors Against Irresponsible Logging

Rebecca Moore

Neighbors Against Irresponsible Logging (NAIL) is a community group based in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. NAIL formed in 2005 when the San Jose Water Company announced a plan to log more than 1000 acres of redwoods in the Los Gatos Creek Watershed, which provides drinking water to more than 100,000 people.

This KML displays the proposed logging zone, helicopter landing sites, locations of nearby schools, photos of old-growth redwoods and wildlife in the logging zone, as well as a "virtual flight" up the canyon which reveals serious issues with the plan. The KML has been successfully used to educate and inform the local public and policy-makers. Former US Vice President Al Gore has lent his support to NAIL's cause after seeing this KML.

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