A segment of walking trail, girted by various species of vines and ferns.

A segment of walking trail, girted by various species of vines and ferns.

Introduction

In fino’ CHamoru, the native language of our island, Sågan Tinanom means “Place of Plants.”

Sågan Tinanom Nature Park is a non-profit environmental program of the Ayuda Foundation, as well as a 10-acre educational forest, in the heart of the most heavily populated village on the island of Guåhan. Surrounded by homes, schools, and a ponding basin, the Nature Park's secondary limestone forest ecology offers a unique sanctuary for populations of many of our island's native and endangered wildlife. Students, visitors, and volunteers are invited to walk along our trails, learn about their surroundings, and join us as we work towards progressing the revitalization of our land and the sustainability of our island, through cultivation and education.

As a non-profit program, all of our weekly events and monthly workshops are offered at absolutely no cost to our visitors and attendees; which is only made possible through the support of our partners.

Our four main areas of focus that drive all of our projects are:

1. Sustainability/ Agroforestry

2. Eco-diversity/ Conservation

3. Education/ Traditional Knowledge

4. Volunteerism/ Service Learning