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Public Input Requested for Maunakea Master Plan

Courtesy University of Hawaiʻi

The University of Hawaiʻi is asking for the public’s input on a new Maunakea Master Plan.

The existing master plan was adopted in the year 2000 and established the Maunakea Management Board and Kahu Kū Mauna community volunteer advisory groups.

The current 122-page draft reiterates UH’s commitment to limit astronomy facilities on Maunakea by 2034. And it provides ways for input from Native Hawaiians.

“This plan is trying to be responsive to the many values and obligations that we as an institution have for managing public lands," Greg Chun, executive director of the Center for Maunakea Stewardship at UH Hilo, said in a release. "So everyone in the public has a legitimate interest in what happens to these lands and how these lands are utilized.”

You can review the draft plan and, for the next six weeks, provide your input at the Maunakea Master Plan website at maunakea.konveio.com.

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