Threats and challenges to our inland pine barrens

The future of the inland pine barrens is in our hands. Habitat loss, fire suppression and the spread of invasive species, as well as more global issues like climate change, pose serious challenges to the health and survival of this ecosystem. Without the intervention of people to conserve the Albany Pine Bush, it would likely disappear.

Climate Change

Fire Suppression

Habitat Loss

Invasive Species