Welcome to Save the Pine Bush!

45 years of fighting 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 preservation 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.

News Articles from November/December 2022 Newsletter

Ask Albany County to Dedicate Funds to Buy Pine Bush – November/December 2022 Newsletter

Save the Pine Bush Lost Good Friends – Mark Plaat, One of the Founders of Save the Pine Bush – November/December 2022 Newsletter

Save the Pine Bush Lost Good Friends – Jim Travers, Save the Pine Bush Volunteer – November/December 2022 Newsletter

A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks – by Tom Ellis – November/December 2022 Newsletter

The Dunn Dump Should be Closed! – by Tom Ellis – November/December 2022 Newsletter

Tracy Frirsch’s PFAS Resolution – November/December 2022 Newsletter

Save the Pine Bush Volunteers call on County Legislature to include funding for acquisition of lands in Albany Pine Bush.

Proposed Developments in the Albany Pine Bush

Proposed developments are shown as blue balloons, mouse over to see site plan, click on balloon to see page for more information. Preserve is shown in green, conservation agreements are yellow. Aerial photo was taken in April 2021, and may not represent current site conditions.

View Power Point – Down To Earth: Practical Steps You Can Take to Reduce Carbon Emissions & Save Our Climate

Volunteer Opportunity: There are several proposals to build in the Pine Bush in the Towns of Colonie and Guilderland, and more seem to be coming every day.  Save the Pine Bush needs volunteers who would like to work intensely on opposing these proposed projects.  Save the Pine Bush uses the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), a law that allows citizens to participate in the process.  If you are interested in getting more involved in protecting the Pine Bush, in ecology, in SEQRA, or in stopping development in our beautiful Pine Bush, please contact me.  No special knowledge is needed – only a passion to protect the Pine Bush.  And, I guarantee, it will be an adventure!

Thank you all so much,

Lynne Jackson
For Save the Pine Bush

Donate online at rapproadgofundme.com or send a check to:

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