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Welcome to Save the Pine Bush!

Forty-two years of advocacy for the Pine Bush

Save the Pine Bush is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to saving the Albany Pine Bush and Karner Blue habitat in New York State, a globally rare ecosystem in New York State. We stop developers by suing the government using environmental laws.

The fight for Pine Bush presevation has all the elements of a good novel - except it is real. David vs. Goliath - volunteers vs. City Hall. Check out our current battles or read about how we got to where we are today.


Stop Crossgates Expansion

Virtual Hearing:
May 13, at 6:00 p.m.

The Town of Guilderland Planning Board will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, May 13. Everyone should plan to attend. Use your computer to see and listen to the hearing. Use your phone to call in to make comments. The phone number to call is (518) 579- 3721. Watch here on the livestream.

You can also make written comments on the proposed Rapp Road Residential/Western Avenue Mixed Use Redevelopment Projects in the Pine Bush. Pyramid/Crossgates is the developer. Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) are due on Tuesday, May 26. Email comments to Kenneth Kovalchik, Town of Guilderland Planner, kovalchikk@togny.org or postal mail Guilderland Town Hall, P.O. Box 339, 5209 Western Turnpike Guilderland, NY 12084 Paricipants are limited to only a 3 minute comment(!). Information on virtual hearing can be found online by clicking here.



No Vegetarian/Vegan Lasagna Dinner

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Grace Nichols, Steve Wickham and Lynne Jackson

will speak about

Pyramid Clear Cut and the Proposed Development in the Pine Bush


No Save Pine Bush Hike

Go Hiking in the Pine Bush!

Donate to fight the Pyramid Crossgates Proposed Developments



Or send a check to:

Save the Pine Bush
c/o Lynne Jackson
223 S Swan Street
Albany, NY 12202


Vegetarian/Vegan Lasagna Dinner
Schedule for 2020:

CANCELLED - March 18, 2020
CANCELLED - April 15, 2020
May 20, 2020
June 17, 2020
No dinner in July
August 19, 2019
September 16, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 18, 2019
December 16, 2019

Listen to Hugh Johnson's
climate change presentation
on April 19, 2017 here.

Jim Learning of the Grande River Keeper

Hydroelectric Power from Canada:
Bad for the People of Labrador; Bad for Climate Change
See the slides • Listen to his presentation

Ward Stone spoke at our recent dinner. Listen to his excellent speech!

Pine Bush Documentary
by Alex Selsley and Kate Cotten

Read the NYS Landfill Study: incidences of cancer in residents living near 38 Landfills

Read about Save the Pine Bush's 30th Anniversary
in the Times Union:

Nature preservers
For 30 years, Save the Pine Bush has
fought for ancient barrens

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A beautiful photograph of the Pine Bush

The Pine Bush at moon rise.
Photograph by volunteer Doug Morse.

This page last modified on May 10, 2020