National Natural Landmarks

Albany Pine Bush

Albany Pine Bush
Albany Pine Bush. Photo by M. Brickle

Albany Pine Bush is one of the best examples of inland periglacial sand dunes formed by eolian processes in the Northeastern United States. The globally rare pitch pine-scrub oak barrens that occupy the upland dunes and diverse wetlands support the federally listed endangered Karner blue butterfly among numerous species of special concern.

Location: Albany County, NY ; Albany County, NY

Year designated: 2014

Acres: 3,200

Ownership: State, County, Municipal, Private

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