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About the Pine Bush


The Pine Bush is home to an astounding diversity of butterflies and moths. Buckmoth Photo By K. Russell

Globally Unique

Located in the heart of the Capital District Region, the Albany Pine Bush represents one of the best remaining examples of an inland pine barrens ecosystem in the world. This gently rolling sand plain is home to a unique diversity of rare animals and plants, including 45 wildlife Species of Greatest Conservation Need in New York State.

A Community Resource

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission was created by the NYS Legislature in 1988 to protect and manage the unique and endangered natural communities and species of the Albany Pine Bush for ecological, recreational and educational benefits.