Welcome to Save the Pine Bush!

46 years of fighting for the Pine Bush

Neil Gifford , Conservation Director for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, spoke at Save the Pine Bush’s May 2024 meeting about how managing native scrub oak trees can restore the health of the Pine Bush ecosystem. Neil discusses the Commission’s research on habitat restoration that includes such techniques as mechanical, chemical and prescribed fire treatments. Habitat management is helping advance the conservation of numerous rare species and a fire regime reminiscent of what we know of pre-colonial Indigenous fire stewardship in the USA.

A great time to visit the Pine Bush

The lupine are in bloom and the Karner Blues are out!

May / June 2024 Newsletter

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View Albany Pine Bush from 1952 through Present Day with Tax Maps, Preserve Areas, Commission Recommendations on our Interactive Mapper!

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Help Save the Pine Bush !

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