The Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP) outlines management actions to protect and sustain UH lands on Maunakea. Some highlights include:
Threat Prevention and Control
- Limit threats to natural resources through management of permitted activities and uses.
- Limit damage caused by invasive species through creation of an invasive species prevention and control program.
- Maintain native plant and animal populations and biological diversity.
- Minimize barriers to species migration, to help maintain populations and protect ecosystem processes and development.
- Manage ecosystems to allow for response to climate change.
- Reduce threats to natural resources by educating stakeholders and the public about Maunakea’s unique natural resources.
Ecosystem Protection, Enhancement, and Restoration
- Delineate areas of high native diversity, unique communities, or unique geological features within the Astronomy Precinct and at Halepōhaku and consider protection from development.
- Consider fencing areas of high native biodiversity or populations of endangered species to keep out feral ungulates (applies to areas below 12,800 ft elevation).
- Increase native plant density and diversity through an outplanting program.
- Incorporate mitigation plans into project planning and conduct mitigation following new development.
- Conduct habitat rehabilitation projects following unplanned disturbances.
- Create restoration plans and conduct habitat restoration activities, as needed.
Inventory, Monitoring, and Research
- Conduct baseline inventories of high-priority resources, as outlined in an inventory, monitoring, and research plan.
- Conduct regular long-term monitoring, as outlined in an inventory, monitoring, and research plan.
- Conduct research to fill knowledge gaps that cannot be addressed through inventory and monitoring.
- Develop geo-spatial database of all known natural resources and their locations in the UH Management Areas that can serve as baseline documentation against change and provide information essential for decision-making.
- Increase communication, networking, and collaborative opportunities, to support management and protection of natural resources.
- Use the principles of adaptive management when developing programs and methodologies.
- Review programs annually and revise any component plans every five years, based on the results of the program review.