DLNR: Protest might be harming endangered plants

  • Tribune-Herald file photo This photo taken July 15 from Puu Huluhulu across from Maunakea Access Road shows the location of the protesters’ camp.

  • Forest and Kim Starr/Starr Environmental - An ‘anunu vine, photographed in 2004 on Puu Mali.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is investigating how the occupation of Maunakea Access Road might be harming a rare native Hawaiian plant and several other endangered species.