Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Albany Pine Bush Preserve prescribed burns

An initiative by the Department of Environmental Conservation to preserve a habitat of young forests has led to action plans for two protected areas in Albany County: the Louise E. Keir Wildlife Management Area in Coeymans, and the Margaret Burke Wildlife Management Area in Knox. 

The Albany Pine Bush is one of the best remaining inland pitch pine-scrub oak barrens in the world. It is a truly unique place right here in the Capital District.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission released its Draft Management Plan Update for public review and comment on Oct. 4. The preserve, which covers over 3,200 acres, protects the globally rare pitch-pine scrub-oak barrens.

Smokey the Bear's warm and shiny brown fur was smothered with children who came to learn about fire safety at the Pine Bush Discovery Center, where controlled burns are a regular practice.

Visitors to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve can learn about the plants in their midst on Sunday, Sept. 13.

The Albany Pine Bush is one of the best remaining inland pitch-pine scrub oak barrens in the world. It is a truly unique place right here in the Capital District.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is now accepting submissions for the second Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission and the Audubon Society of the Capital Region will host the fourth annual Migration Celebration on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road.

The Albany Pine Bush is one of the best remaining inland pitch-pine scrub oak barrens in the world. It is a truly unique place right here in the Capital District.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission will be offering programs every day at the Discovery Center for the week of April 6 to 10.

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