Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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 an unique diversity of animals and plants, including 20 rare species and two rare natural communities.
Thousands of people visit the Albany Pine Bush Preserve each year for outdoor recreation, research, nature study and respite. The preserve positively and significantly contributes to the quality of life in the municipalities it crosses. Its 3,100 acres of protected Pine Bush land are a cherished resource to local communities.
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.