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Blue Spotted Salamander

The Commission works with its municipal partners to balance conservation with economic development by providing advisory comments on all development proposals within the Study Area. Blue Spotted Salamander Photo By M. Ignoffo

The Commission

Established by the New York State Legislature in 1988, the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission is a unique public/private partnership that works with willing landowners and a number of municipal, state, federal and private partners to assure the protection, restoration and management of the natural and cultural resources of the Albany Pine Bush.


In advancing its mission to protect and manage the Albany Pine Bush for ecological, recreational and education benefits, the Commission believes in a balanced approach that takes into account the positions and recommendations of its members as well as input from property owners, interest groups and the general public. It has no regulatory authority or power of eminent domain. For more information about the commission, or how to get involved, feel free to contact us!