The process includes removal of the observatory building, generator building and telecommunications and electrical infrastructure, and the restoration of the site that is consistent with the area.
RCUH awarded Maunakea Rangers Mark Ellis, Robert Madrigal, Oscar Poua, and Tommy Waltjen first place as an exemplary team for their contributions and impact to research conducted on the mauna.
The photo of sunset from Maunakea was taken during a field trip with Kāwili Kine Cultures, a part of the Center for Global Education and Exchange at UH Hilo.
UH Hilo alum Alika Toledo oversees access to the summit through road grading and snow clearing operations. He also coaches golf at his other alma mater, Waiākea High.
As invasive weeds are systematically pulled and hauled off the slopes of Maunakea, silversword are outplanted as part of restoration efforts on the mauna.