Following a very successful beach nesting season, refuge staff have removed the fencing that protected the nesting area and opened the beach to our visitors. Image courtesy of volunteer Ken Eddy.Official News Release
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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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
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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: Sep 02, 2015