OMKM Calendar Feed http://curlypinkydesigns.com/clients/omkm Office of Mauna Kea Management events calendar Office of Mauna Kea Management CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple alane@curlypinky.com ( ) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Public Hearing - Sullivan Conference Center, UH Cancer Center, 701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu http://malamamaunakea.org/calendar/61/108-Notice-of-Proposed-Rulemaking-Public-Hearing-Sullivan-Conference-Center-UH-Cancer-Center-701-Ilalo-Street-Honolulu Sep 24, 2018 17:00:00 -10 http://malamamaunakea.org/calendar/61/108-Notice-of-Proposed-Rulemaking-Public-Hearing-Sullivan-Conference-Center-UH-Cancer-Center-701-Ilalo-Street-Honolulu Sep 24, 2018 5:00 PM - The University of Hawai‘i is holding public hearings relating to adoption of Chapter 20-26, Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, entitled "Public and Commercial Activities on Mauna Kea Lands" on the following dates, times, and locations The University of Hawaiʻi invites the public to provide input on  the proposed draft of the administrative rules  that will govern public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Maunakea—Chapter 20–26, Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules. Testimony may be submitted in four ways up until the end of the last noticed hearing: (1)  online at the UH Government Relations website ; (2) via email at  uhhar@hawaii.edu ; (3) in writing to UH Government Relations Office, 2442 Campus Road, Administrative Services Building 1-101, Honolulu, HI, 96822; and/or (4) in person at one of four public hearings: September 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Sullivan Conference Center, UH Cancer Center,  701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu September 25, 5 to 7 p.m., ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi,  600  ʻ Imiloa Place, Hilo September 26, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School,  68-1730   Ho ʻ oko   Street, Waikoloa September 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., ʻIke Leʻa—Room 144, UH Maui College, 310 West Kaʻahumanu Avenue, Kahului The public is strongly encouraged to participate in the process as the testimony will be taken into consideration as the rules are finalized. The rules will then go to the UH Board of Regents for a publicly noticed decision making meeting that will also accept public testimony. If approved at that point, the rules will proceed thru the Administrative Rules process to the governor for final review and approval. “The administrative rules provide the university with an important stewardship tool to more effectively protect the cultural, natural and scientific resources on Maunakea and provide measures to better ensure public health and safety,“ said UH Hilo Interim Chancellor  Marcia Sakai . The draft rules were developed after extensive community outreach that included several publicly noticed meetings, open houses and consultation with the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Small Business Regulatory Review Board. The draft rules as required by statute are consistent with rules currently in place for similar lands managed by DLNR, including forest and natural area reserves. The UH Board of Regents approved the draft rules for public hearings on June 7, and Governor David Ige gave his approval to move ahead with public hearings in July 2018. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Public Hearing - ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi, 600 ʻImiloa Place, Hilo http://malamamaunakea.org/calendar/61/109-Notice-of-Proposed-Rulemaking-Public-Hearing-Imiloa-Astronomy-Center-of-Hawai-i-600-Imiloa-Place-Hilo Sep 25, 2018 17:00:00 -10 http://malamamaunakea.org/calendar/61/109-Notice-of-Proposed-Rulemaking-Public-Hearing-Imiloa-Astronomy-Center-of-Hawai-i-600-Imiloa-Place-Hilo Sep 25, 2018 5:00 PM - The University of Hawai‘i is holding public hearings relating to adoption of Chapter 20-26, Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, entitled "Public and Commercial Activities on Mauna Kea Lands" on the following dates, times, and locations The University of Hawaiʻi invites the public to provide input on  the proposed draft of the administrative rules  that will govern public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Maunakea—Chapter 20–26, Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules. Testimony may be submitted in four ways up until the end of the last noticed hearing: (1)  online at the UH Government Relations website ; (2) via email at  uhhar@hawaii.edu ; (3) in writing to UH Government Relations Office, 2442 Campus Road, Administrative Services Building 1-101, Honolulu, HI, 96822; and/or (4) in person at one of four public hearings: September 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Sullivan Conference Center, UH Cancer Center,  701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu September 25, 5 to 7 p.m., ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi,  600  ʻ Imiloa Place, Hilo September 26, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School,  68-1730   Ho ʻ oko   Street, Waikoloa September 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., ʻIke Leʻa—Room 144, UH Maui College, 310 West Kaʻahumanu Avenue, Kahului The public is strongly encouraged to participate in the process as the testimony will be taken into consideration as the rules are finalized. The rules will then go to the UH Board of Regents for a publicly noticed decision making meeting that will also accept public testimony. If approved at that point, the rules will proceed thru the Administrative Rules process to the governor for final review and approval. “The administrative rules provide the university with an important stewardship tool to more effectively protect the cultural, natural and scientific resources on Maunakea and provide measures to better ensure public health and safety,“ said UH Hilo Interim Chancellor  Marcia Sakai . The draft rules were developed after extensive community outreach that included several publicly noticed meetings, open houses and consultation with the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Small Business Regulatory Review Board. The draft rules as required by statute are consistent with rules currently in place for similar lands managed by DLNR, including forest and natural area reserves. The UH Board of Regents approved the draft rules for public hearings on June 7, and Governor David Ige gave his approval to move ahead with public hearings in July 2018. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Public Hearing - Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School, 68-1730 Hoʻoko Street, Waikoloa http://malamamaunakea.org/calendar/61/110-Notice-of-Proposed-Rulemaking-Public-Hearing-Waikoloa-Elementary-and-Middle-School-68-1730-Ho-oko-Street-Waikoloa Sep 26, 2018 18:15:00 -10 http://malamamaunakea.org/calendar/61/110-Notice-of-Proposed-Rulemaking-Public-Hearing-Waikoloa-Elementary-and-Middle-School-68-1730-Ho-oko-Street-Waikoloa Sep 26, 2018 6:15 PM - The University of Hawai‘i is holding public hearings relating to adoption of Chapter 20-26, Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, entitled "Public and Commercial Activities on Mauna Kea Lands" on the following dates, times, and locations The University of Hawaiʻi invites the public to provide input on  the proposed draft of the administrative rules  that will govern public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Maunakea—Chapter 20–26, Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules. Testimony may be submitted in four ways up until the end of the last noticed hearing: (1)  online at the UH Government Relations website ; (2) via email at  uhhar@hawaii.edu ; (3) in writing to UH Government Relations Office, 2442 Campus Road, Administrative Services Building 1-101, Honolulu, HI, 96822; and/or (4) in person at one of four public hearings: September 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Sullivan Conference Center, UH Cancer Center,  701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu September 25, 5 to 7 p.m., ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi,  600  ʻ Imiloa Place, Hilo September 26, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School,  68-1730   Ho ʻ oko   Street, Waikoloa September 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., ʻIke Leʻa—Room 144, UH Maui College, 310 West Kaʻahumanu Avenue, Kahului The public is strongly encouraged to participate in the process as the testimony will be taken into consideration as the rules are finalized. The rules will then go to the UH Board of Regents for a publicly noticed decision making meeting that will also accept public testimony. If approved at that point, the rules will proceed thru the Administrative Rules process to the governor for final review and approval. “The administrative rules provide the university with an important stewardship tool to more effectively protect the cultural, natural and scientific resources on Maunakea and provide measures to better ensure public health and safety,“ said UH Hilo Interim Chancellor  Marcia Sakai . The draft rules were developed after extensive community outreach that included several publicly noticed meetings, open houses and consultation with the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Small Business Regulatory Review Board. The draft rules as required by statute are consistent with rules currently in place for similar lands managed by DLNR, including forest and natural area reserves. The UH Board of Regents approved the draft rules for public hearings on June 7, and Governor David Ige gave his approval to move ahead with public hearings in July 2018. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Public Hearing - ʻIke Leʻa—Room 144, UH Maui College, 310 West Kaʻahumanu Avenue, Kahului http://malamamaunakea.org/calendar/61/111-Notice-of-Proposed-Rulemaking-Public-Hearing-Ike-Le-a-Room-144-UH-Maui-College-310-West-Ka-ahumanu-Avenue-Kahului Sep 28, 2018 17:30:00 -10 http://malamamaunakea.org/calendar/61/111-Notice-of-Proposed-Rulemaking-Public-Hearing-Ike-Le-a-Room-144-UH-Maui-College-310-West-Ka-ahumanu-Avenue-Kahului Sep 28, 2018 5:30 PM - The University of Hawai‘i is holding public hearings relating to adoption of Chapter 20-26, Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, entitled "Public and Commercial Activities on Mauna Kea Lands" on the following dates, times, and locations The University of Hawaiʻi invites the public to provide input on  the proposed draft of the administrative rules  that will govern public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Maunakea—Chapter 20–26, Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules. Testimony may be submitted in four ways up until the end of the last noticed hearing: (1)  online at the UH Government Relations website ; (2) via email at  uhhar@hawaii.edu ; (3) in writing to UH Government Relations Office, 2442 Campus Road, Administrative Services Building 1-101, Honolulu, HI, 96822; and/or (4) in person at one of four public hearings: September 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Sullivan Conference Center, UH Cancer Center,  701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu September 25, 5 to 7 p.m., ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi,  600  ʻ Imiloa Place, Hilo September 26, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School,  68-1730   Ho ʻ oko   Street, Waikoloa September 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., ʻIke Leʻa—Room 144, UH Maui College, 310 West Kaʻahumanu Avenue, Kahului The public is strongly encouraged to participate in the process as the testimony will be taken into consideration as the rules are finalized. The rules will then go to the UH Board of Regents for a publicly noticed decision making meeting that will also accept public testimony. If approved at that point, the rules will proceed thru the Administrative Rules process to the governor for final review and approval. “The administrative rules provide the university with an important stewardship tool to more effectively protect the cultural, natural and scientific resources on Maunakea and provide measures to better ensure public health and safety,“ said UH Hilo Interim Chancellor  Marcia Sakai . The draft rules were developed after extensive community outreach that included several publicly noticed meetings, open houses and consultation with the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Small Business Regulatory Review Board. The draft rules as required by statute are consistent with rules currently in place for similar lands managed by DLNR, including forest and natural area reserves. The UH Board of Regents approved the draft rules for public hearings on June 7, and Governor David Ige gave his approval to move ahead with public hearings in July 2018. Maunakea User Orientation, at IfA Hilo auditorium. 2-3pm http://malamamaunakea.org/calendar/61/89-Maunakea-User-Orientation-at-IfA-Hilo-auditorium-2-3pm Oct 16, 2018 14:00:00 -10 http://malamamaunakea.org/calendar/61/89-Maunakea-User-Orientation-at-IfA-Hilo-auditorium-2-3pm Oct 16, 2018 2:00 PM - One-hour mountain-user orientation for observatory, tour, VIS, Ranger, and other support staff. Attendance options: In Person: IFA Hilo auditorium room 101, 640 N. Aʻohōkū Pl, Hilo.  (Kūkahau‘ula Building).  Map . Remote Connection: discontinued. Please contact  OMKM  for more information. Participation is tracked and required of those operating under a permit (CDUP, Special Use, Commercial Operator, etc.).   To provide feedback on the orientation, please visit:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W7X7WPM You do  not  need to register in advance to attend. Contact OMKM  for more information. PS: the orientation can also be completed entirely on-line, at any time,  here Year 11 – The Hawaii Experimental Tropical Forest http://malamamaunakea.org/calendar/61/113-Year-11-The-Hawaii-Experimental-Tropical-Forest Oct 18, 2018 19:00:00 -10 http://malamamaunakea.org/calendar/61/113-Year-11-The-Hawaii-Experimental-Tropical-Forest Oct 18, 2018 7:00 PM - A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by Dr. Susan Cordell, Director of the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry The next scheduled program in the Maunakea Speaker Series will be held  Thursday 18 October, 2018  at (location TBD). This exciting free lecture is open to the public and starts at 7 pm. Eleven years ago Hawaiian tropical forests were the only forest types in the USA without representative experimental forests. Following the direction provided by the Hawaii Tropical Forest Recovery Act of 1992, the process of establishing the first experimental tropical forests in Hawai‘i was finalized in 2007. These are the Laupaāhoehoe rain forest in North Hilo and the Puʻuw Waʻawaʻa dry forest in North Kona. These sites encompass broad gradients of climate, forests, soils, and land use history. The objectives of the Experimental Forest are to improve our abilities to: (1) restore and sustainably manage tropical forests and their ecosystem components and services; (2) understand the linkages of forests to water resources; and (3) control invasive species that alter fire regimes, and diminish forest productivity, biodiversity, and values. Research highlights from the last decade will be featured during this presentation. Susan Cordell is a research ecologist and Director of the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry in Hilo Hawaii. The Institute is a research branch of the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. Susan’s current areas of research include ecophysiology, restoration ecology, functional ecology, tropical dry ecosystems, tropical ecology, grass invasions, and Hawaiian ecosystems. The focus of most of her professional career has been related to the conservation, preservation, and restoration of tropical ecosystems. The Maunakea Speaker Series is free and open to the public. On-campus parking is open and available without charge after 4:00 pm. About the Maunakea Speaker Series The Maunakea Speaker Series is a monthly scholar-focused presentation offered as a partnership among the Office of Maunakea Management, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center, and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo Department of Physics & Astronomy. This collaborative venture gives the community unprecedented access to fascinating research taking place on Maunakea and other topics unique to the Island of Hawai'i. A venue for scholars to share their stories and learn from discussion, the series promotes understanding and collaboration across all sectors of the community, while addressing the goals of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. For more information, visit  malamamaunakea.org/about-us/speaker-series  or call 808-933-0734.