In this research we examined the possibilities for active managing in private forests by connecting and coo-perating with private forest owners and forest service providers. Basic data analysis is presented by the results of the survey fulfilled by owners (n=205) and providers (n=14). The methodological approach is based on the analysis of questionnaires. 30,7% of owners and 71,4% of providers are prepared for business cooperation - leasing or/and management of forests. 40,0% of owners and 71,4% of providers are prepared for pre-integration and then business cooperation. The willingness to connect and business cooperation depends on the age of the owner, forest property size, the co-ownership, the knowledge of the boundaries of forest property, the owners' intentions with their forests, the activities of management, the equipment for working in the forest, the trust of the providers, the readiness to submit forest management to the provider and the past forest management contracts with the providers. The management is influenced by the age of the owner, forest property size, fragmentation, knowledge of the borders and co-ownership. Responses to the question of activating the management of private forests were found in a comparison of the results of the survey of owners and providers. Long-term business relationships are possible, with regard to the appropriateness and importance of characteristics of leasing and management of forests, the acceptability of the general conditions of business relations, possible forest areas that can become the subject of business relations and the forest management activities according to wishes and needs of forest owners and providers. Activating the management of private forests is possible when the policy is oriented towards the participation of players with providers.