The focus of the Old-Growth Forest Network is publicly accessible forests, but we also recognize the importance of private landowners who have made the commitment to keep their forests unlogged. Often these owners are sacrificing timber income to let their forests mature and provide habitat, beauty, clean water and clean air. We honor and recognize their generosity. Public access may be allowed, or not, on these forests. That decision is made on a case by case basis by the owners. If you own a forest that you have decided will remain unlogged (either through formal or informal protection) we welcome you to fill out the nomination form so you, too, can become part of the "Private Forest" community in the Old-Growth Forest Network.