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 February/March 2023 Newsletter

Save the Pine Bush Turns 45 Years Old!

Amanda Dillon: Science in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Efforts to Close the Dunn Dump Continue: All Trucks Enroute to the Dump Violate Traffic Laws

30×30 – Let’s Buy All of the Remaining Pine Bush!

Pine Bush Preserve adds 15 acres

Visiting the Legislature

Proposed Development in Colonie

Ward Stone, longtime DEC wildlife pathologist, dies at 84

Save the Pine Bush Planning Board Agenda Tracker

Download the February-March 2023 Newsletter as a PDF

Remembering Ward Stone

Here is the sad news about the death of Ward Stone. We will miss him very much; he did so much good for the environment.

You can click here to see our archives to read more about Ward Stone’s work and many dinners he spoke at for Save the Pine Bush: https://savethepinebush.org/?s=ward%20stone

There will be visiting hours at Meyers Funeral Home, 741 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054 on Monday February 13, 2023 from 4-7pm.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday May 21, 2023 at Henry Hudson Park with more details to follow at future date.

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