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                                A draft master plan of Mauna Kea looks to reduce the number of observatories at the summit from 13 to nine.
Draft plan for Mauna Kea aims ‘to do less’

The plan, dubbed “E O I Ka Leo (Listen to the Voice),” aims to guide and prioritize specific land uses within UH-leased parcels over a 20-year period, including the addition of new facilities, improvements to existing facilities and the discontinued use of others. It updates the current master plan adopted in 2000. Read more

An artist’s rendering of TMT against a backdrop of other Maunakea telescopes.
TMT foes challenge declaration that work has begun

The same folks who challenged the Thirty Meter Telescope in a lengthy contested case hearing in 2016 and 2017 are now following a new line of attack in questioning the recent determination that construction of the $2.4 billion project has already begun. Read more

Mauna Kea management to be outlined before BLNR

With management of the Mauna Kea summit coming under mounting criticism, the Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday will hear the results of a report that gave the University of Hawaii mixed reviews for its oversight of the mountain. Read more

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