Dec 04, 2020
Tim Bailey
THE AHA MOKU SYSTEM: (Ancient Native Hawaiian Natural and Cultural Resource Management Methodology)

Born and raised in Kula, Maui as a Native Hawaiian Farmer/Rancher/Fisherman and attending Kula Elementary School as the last 8th grade class. Timmy attended and finished his High school Career as a border at Hawaii Preparatory Academy on the island of Hawaii. Attended Morningside College in Sioux City Iowa to study Criminal Justice and play Division II Football.


After College, Timmy returned home and began his National Park Service Career at Haleakala National Park in 1991 as a Resource Manager.. He is currently the Aviation/Wildland Fire/Search and Rescue and Feral Animal Removal and Management Program Manager.

Actively involved with numerous nationally involved Indigenous tribes and native cultural councils for NOAA, WESPAC and Native Organizations, such as The Royal Order of Kamehameha I and presides as the Kakaolelo Nui (Talking Chief) for the Alii Nui Sir Alika Desha.


Instrumentally involved with State and County legislation in creating ACT 212 “Aha Moku System and was appointed by Governor Linda Lingle as the Representative for the Island of Maui. The Aha Moku System is an Ancient Hawaiian Natural and Cultural Resource management, based on observational and generational knowledge. Incorporating this ancient concept in today’s times. His talk will give a brief overview of how the natural and cultural resources were managed based on availability, climate impacts, site specific methodology and basic seasonal awareness. Exploring the cultural and spiritual significance of place names and individual value of sacred places.