Mauna Kea Science Reserve Master Plan

The 2000 Master Plan updates a 1983 Complex Development Plan for the Maunakea Science Reserve. Meetings and public hearings spanning a period of nearly two years went into the formulation of the Master Plan. The Master Plan addresses the community’s deeply rooted concerns over how the University was managing the mountain and did not incorporate community concerns over impacts to cultural sites, cultural belifes, and natural resources.

The Master Plan provides policy for how the University is to manage its lands on Maunakea.  There are four major aspects of the plan: 1) on-island dedicated management under the auspices of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, 2) new management structure including the Office of Mauna Kea Management, the Mauna Kea Management Board, and a native Hawaiian Kahu Ku Mauna Council; 3) restrictions on development within the astronomy precinct; and 4) a project review process.

Master Plan


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