The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission is releasing its Draft Management Plan Update for public review and comment on October 4, 2016.
A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 7:00-9:00pm, at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY to gather public comment on this document.
People can participate at the hearing and/or provide written comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or standard mail to: Management Plan, Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. The comment period of the Draft Management Plan Update ends at the close of business November 25, 2016. A list of locations where the plan can be viewed is available is below.
The 1988 Legislation (NYS Environmental Conservation Law, Article 46) which established the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, requires that the Preserve Management Plan be reviewed and, if necessary, updated every five years. The Draft Management Plan Update is a minor revision of the 2010 Management Plan. This document refines education, outreach and communication recommendations; provides an updated five year operating plan and updates the Invasive and Overabundant Species Management Plan. The Draft Plan also updates the Preserve’s descriptive statistics (e.g. acres managed) and Preserve Designations (e.g. National Natural Landmark, Important Bird Area, National Heritage Site, etc.). As no substantive changes are proposed in the Draft Management Plan Update, the action has been classified as a State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Type II Action consistent with 6 NYCRR Part 617.
Locations where the Draft Management Plan Update can be viewed:
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
Albany Public Library – Washington Ave Branch
Guilderland Public Library
Colonie Town Library
Or online at:
Published in November/December 2016
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