The Long Island NWR Complex will temporarily close most of the Jessup’s Neck peninsula (beach habitat) at Morton NWR, as well as the beach above the mean high tide line at Amagansett NWR in Easthampton to protect nesting shorebirds. Learn more
About the Complex
The Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of seven national wildlife refuges, two refuge sub-units and one wildlife management area.
Amagansett is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Around the Refuge
Have you heard the news? 2015 has been a year of unprecedented nesting success at the refuge! Check out the most recent field report. Image courtesy of volunteer Ken Eddy.Nesting Success
Least tern chicks are giving our biologists a run for their money! Refuge staff especially need help monitoring least tern chicks Monday-Thursday mornings, although extra eyes on Friday-Sunday would also help. Click on the link for additional information.Amagansett Volunteer Opportunity
Did you know our Refuge Complex has a Facebook page? Follow us on Facebook for current updates on your favorite Long Island refuges! Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Facebook Page
Management efforts at Amagansett focus on protecting native strand communities, providing habitat for threatened and endangered species, migratory birds and other wildlife, and controlling non-native species. Learn more on our Resource Management page.Resource Management
Piping plovers, federally listed as threatened, arrive at the refuge between mid-March and early April. Before the bird arrive fencing put up on a portion of the beach area to ensure the birds have the privacy they need. Once a full clutch of eggs has been laid, the refuge erects a wire exclosure around the nest.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2015