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UH Board of Regents nearing vote on latest Maunakea Master Plan

A big vote will be held Thursday that could shape the future of Mauna Kea.
Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 7:06 PM HST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2022 at 9:27 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii Board of Regents is expected to make a decision about the Maunakea Master Plan soon.

A meeting will be held on Thursday to go over the proposed master plan for their summit, which has a 20-year span and prioritizes the building of the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope.

If approved by the board, it would replace the current management plan which was last adopted in 2000.

Click here and scroll to file page 206 to view the draft master plan.

The university says so far, it has received more than 1,400 comments on the draft.

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

A big vote will be held Thursday that could shape the future of Mauna Kea.

Click here to watch the Board of Regents meeting on Thursday morning via livestream

Leaders say the plan was developed over the years with input from stakeholders. The plan sets a framework for decision making and land use permitting.

Public written comments are still being accepted. To provide your input on the plan, click here.

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