Welcome to Save the Pine Bush!

Forty-four 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.


Proposed Developments in the Albany Pine Bush – April 2022

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.



June 2022 Virtual Meeting

Please mark your calendars, noting this month it will be the FOURTH Wednesday, rather the normal week.

Wednesday, June 24, 2022


Previously on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Tina Lieberman and Bill Reinhardt of the Capital District Community Energy delivered a presentation, via Zoom to the Save the Pine Bush Virtual Meeting. This power point is online and includes clickable links to all things referenced in the show. We are working on converting this to a podcast, so subscribe to our podcast.

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