About Save the Pine Bush

The Pine Bush is a globally rare ecosystem, located between the cities of Albany and Schenectady in the eastern part of New York. I believe that Albany is the only capital city in the country with a unique ecosystem within its borders (please write me if you know differently).

Pine Bush preservation, like all land use issues, is complex. This web page consists of articles describing the battle for Pine Bush preservation, descriptions of the Pine Bush and why it is important, photographs, and strategies Save the Pine Bush has used.

In addition to keeping you updated on the struggle to save the Pine Bush, it is our hope that what we have learned in our battle for Pine Bush preservation will be helpful to others.

Save the Pine Bush has written much information about the Pine Bush. Our intention is to publish on the Web as much of this information as possible. Today, our web page has our current activities and newsletter and some selected articles from past newsletters. Look for frequent updates.

Introduction to Save the Pine Bush

How does Save the Pine Bush Stop Developers?

Save the Pine Bush Brief History and Summary

Virtual Exhibit – the story of the Pine Bush told in pictures

We’re still fighting another Crossgates Expansion

Pine Bush still under threat – 253 acres developed in the Pine Bush between 2010-2020.

History and Reference Materials

Currently, there are roughly 30 years of newsletters on website dating back to 1992. They are arranged in two ways, by date and by subject. If you have any suggestions on making looking up information on the Pine Bush easier for you, please do not hesitate to email us with your comments.

Articles in Date Order

Articles by Subject

Links to Other Sites

LinksLinks to other sites include sites about the Karner Blue, links to court cases that cite Save the Pine Bush, lists of other environmental groups, and links to political prisoners in the United States.