In late June 2016, the Hawai‘i Tribune-Herald ran a story on EnVision Maunakea the day after it was presented at the Office of Maunakea Management (OMKM) meeting. Journalist Tom Callis wrote about some of the initiative’s goals, and mentioned the Hawai‘i Island community leaders who are in support of EnVision Maunakea:

“In a letter, UH-Hilo Chancellor Don Straney also said he would work to incorporate feedback from the project into planning for the university’s new master lease for the summit. The existing lease, which allows 13 telescopes to use the mountain, expires in 2033.

‘Maunakea is an important cultural, environmental, scientific, and recreational resource the future of which holds profound implications for the Native Hawaiian community, Hawaii Island community, university, state and the world,’ he said in the letter to Susan Maddox (Friends of the Future representative and EnVision Maunakea convener) and Greg Chun (OMKM board member and former Kamehameha Schools vice president).

Straney added the controversy regarding its future presents an opportunity for ‘careful consideration of diverse interests.’”

To read the June 23, 2016 Hawai‘i Tribune-Herald article, click here: Mauna Kea: A Century Ahead

For a PDF version of the print article, click here.