About Us

The Office of Maunakea Management is responsible for day-to-day management of the Maunakea Science Reserve as prescribed in the Master Plan.  The adoption of the Mauna Kea Science Reserve Master Plan by the University of Hawaii Board of Regents in June 2000 marked a critical milestone in the management of Maunakea.  

Our mission is to achieve harmony, balance and trust in the sustainable management and stewardship of Mauna Kea Science Reserve through community involvement and programs that protect, preserve and enhance the natural, cultural and recreational resources of Maunakea while providing a world-class center dedicated to education, research and astronomy.

To provide effective management strategies that protect, balance, integrate and enhance Maunakea's resources we must keep in mind that 1) Maunakea is a culturally significant site, 2) Maunakea's high elevation areas are unique global resources that should be preserved for future generations, 3) Management activities will be focused on limiting human impacts on cultural and natural resources, 4) Input from the larger community for planning and execution of resource management programs, and 5) take into account long term global environmental factors such as climate change.

The brochure "What is OMKM?" (pdf) has additional information about our program.


Balance, Harmony, Trust
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