Several wildlife habitat restoration projects have begun this fall requiring the temporary closure of several recreational trails in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. All of these projects require the use of heavy land clearing equipment.
Visitor safety is very important while this work is being completed and requires trail closure in these areas. For your own safety please obey all CLOSED signs during this time and please visit many of the other Preserve trails that are open for recreational and educational use.
The yellow trail in Karner Barrens East (trailhead # 1) will be CLOSED for several weeks starting on September 24, 2012 while ecological forestry tree thinning is occurring along part of the yellow trail as part of the landfill habitat restoration project.
The Blue trail and Discovery Trail in Karner Barrens East will remain open during this time. The Blue trail in the Kaikout Kill Barrens (trailhead #6) will be CLOSED from September 25, 2012 through December 31, 2012 for invasive tree removal and wildlife habitat restoration activities.
Also, tree removal work will be taking place for several months along Kings Rd., Old State Rd., Siver Rd., and East Lydius St. in the Preserve area. This work does not require any trail closures at this time. Please visit this website regularly for updates on exact trail closure dates and enjoy the Preserve as it is beautiful in the autumn season.