Aloha Kakou,

July 9, 2012 3:30pm, at the Office of the Governor, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed into law HB 2806 SD2 HD2 CD1 creating the Aha Moku Advisory Committee in the Department of Land and Natural Resources.  Mahalo to all island representatives who came to witness the signing.

6 long years: Act 212, Act 39, and now Act 288, We did it! and now the work begins. (Act 288 here)

Governor Abercrombie shall select the representative who would serve as the Aha Moku Island Advisory representative for each island by December.

Mahalo, Aha Moku

The Aha Moku System

For more than 10 centuries, the Hawaiian system of natural resource management has been handed down in oral tradition and practice. It is based on the concept of `ahupua`a, the traditional land and ocean tenure system of Hawaii.  There are five elements in the system of best practices for traditional management of Hawai`i’s natural and cultural resources:

Eligibility criteria to participate in resource management is knowledge, recognized and verified by the community whose resources are being managed.