Mauna Kea – The Temple Report

The Temple Report was completed by the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Moku o Mamalahoa-Heiau Helu ʻElua and Mauna Kea Anaina Hou in 2000. For the past 40 years, the state and federal governments, who are charged
with conserving our public resource, have failed to adequately protect the environment and cultural landscape of the Mauna Kea summit. There has been little public support for continued development on the mountain and a greater demand for accountability. The Mauna Kea Master Plan adopted in June of 2000 fails to resolve these issues. There exists a great imbalance in the benefits derived
from the use of the mountain for astronomy. There is more than enough funding for science, but little for preservation of our resources.

In this report, we outline the steps we believe are necessary to restore balance. We submit that public input into the decisions made concerning the use of Mauna Kea needs to be assured. We propose the creation of a separate authority to restore public involvement in the protection of our sacred resources. We submit that sustainable funding for this protection already exists but needs
to be committed. Finally, we recommend the mitigation measures that must be taken before any further development takes place on the mountain.

Any use of information contained within this report requires the express
written consent of the authors.

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