A local and national treasure.

The important recognition below further substantiates the Albany Pine Bush as a globally-rare jewel with unique geology and ecology. It also highlights the incomparable cultural and historical experience that the Pine Bush provides.

National Natural Landmark

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Site

New York State Unique Area

Watchable Wildlife Site

Bird Conservation Area

National Audubon Society Important Bird Area


The Outstanding Building of the Year Award

Discovery Center Exhibit Awards

An interpretive center where visitors come to understand why the Pine Bush is rare and special.

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We help people get out to enjoy nature and seize opportunities to engage and participate in local learning and scientific research.