Old-Growth Forest Network
Obtaining a Forest Conservation Easement and committing to maintain the forest in its current state are important prerequisites to adding Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park to the Old-Growth Forest Network. The OGFN is the only national network in the U.S. of protected, old-growth, native forests where people of all generations can experience biodiversity and the beauty of nature.
The goal of OGFN is to locate and designate at least one protected forest in every county in the United States that can sustain a native forest--that's approximately 2,370 out of 3,140 total counties. To achieve this aim, OGFN works to identify forests for the Network, ensure their protection, and inform people of the forest locations. They are building not only a network of forests, but also an alliance of people who care about forests.