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Pine Bush gets national status

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission scientists were capturing and banding
colorful Capital Region song birds in the globally-rare pitch pine scrub oak barrens of the Pine Bush in 2013.
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission scientists were capturing and banding colorful Capital Region song birds in the globally-rare pitch pine scrub oak barrens of the Pine Bush in 2013.
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The Albany Pine Bush Preserve, a patchwork of 3,200 acres, has been designated a National Natural Landmark, after National Park Service officials determined it to be “an outstanding example of a globally rare ecosystem.” The preserve will join 596 other natural landmarks as prime examples of biological and geographical features. The Pine Bush is one of only 20 remaining inland pitch pine scrub oak barrens in the world. The Albany Pine Bush will being joining ...


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