Albany Pine Bush Preserve

“Management activities on the Preserve include using cutting and fire to restore a functioning scrub oak and pitch pine ecosystem," says Conservation Director Neil Gifford. "Since 1991, we’ve conducted cutting and burning on around 1,700 acres, creating much-needed young forest. As conservationists, we need the public’s informed consent and support to make and maintain this extremely valuable habitat.” Forty-five New York Species of Greatest Conservation Need call the Albany Pine Bush Preserve home.