Board Fines Companies $2,500 Each For Unpermitted Tours of Mauna Kea

posted in: March 2018 | 0

On January 26, the state Board of Land and Natural Resources voted to fine two tour companies that cater to Chinese tourists $2,500 each for conducting commercial activities within the Mauna Kea forest reserve without a permit.

Dave Smith, administrator for the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife recommended that the board first fine Feng Yi Guo. He told the board that his division had sent her a cease-and-desist notice on December 5, 2017, after Office of Mauna Kea Management rangers documented her company’s vans taking customers to the Hale Pohaku . . .

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