Welcome to Save the Pine Bush!

Forty-three 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 – November 2021

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 2017, does not represent current site conditions.



Dear All,

Mark you calendars!

Our next Vegetarian/Vegan Lasagna Virtual Dinner will be December 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

You will need the install the free Zoom program after clicking the below link. If you don’t want to install the app or use your mobile data, you can use the phone number below.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3958921225

Dial (929) 205-6099

Enter meeting ID 395 892 1225

Volunteer Opportunity: There are several proposals to build in the Pine Bush in the Town of 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


Previously on Wednesday, October 20, 2021…

Laura Ferran & Olivia Rose

Residents of the South End of Albany and founders of SEBS, South End Butterfly Sanctuary.

spoke about South End Butterfly Sanctuary


No Save Pine Bush Hike this month ! they will return after the panademic.


Donate to fight Proposed Developments

Send a check to:

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