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Assure the protection, restoration and management of the natural and cultural resources of the Albany Pine Bush.
A globally rare ecosystem in the Capital District’s backyard.
Located within the Capital District Region, the Albany Pine Bush represents one of the best remaining examples of an inland pine barrens ecosystem left in the world.
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve contains nearly 20 miles of official marked, multiple-use trails. Most trails are considered easy to moderate and vary from wide open sandy trails to narrow, grassy woodland passages. The topography is generally flat with gradual slopes up and down the natural sand dunes. The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission offers monthly outings and programs about the ecology, natural and cultural history of the pine bush area.
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.