Senator wants Pine Bush designated as national natural landmark
Posted at: 09/24/2013 2:11 PM
| Updated at: 09/24/2013 2:33 PM
By: WNYT Staff
The Karner Blue Butterfly, which makes its home in the Pine Bush.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wants to make the Albany Pine Bush Preserve a national natural landmark.
The senator has sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, asking for the designation.
Gillibrand says the Pine Bush, home to the Karner Blue Butterfly, is "a gem of ecological diversity and rare geological landforms."
The U.S. has 596 designated national natural landmarks, including 25 in New York.