The Black Tupelo Trail will be closed starting April 1st for the management of the destructive southern pine beetle. Check out the press release for more information.February Refuge Closures News Release
About the Complex
The Long Island Complex Visitor Center is located at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.
Wertheim 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
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is leading 31 resiliency projects to restore coastal marshes, wetlands and shorelines; create open connections to rivers and streams for fish passage; and reduce the risk of flooding in future storms.Click here to find out more about the projects on Long Island.
Our visitor center has an array of solar panels on the roof. These panels provide electricity for the building and help us offshoot some of our carbon emissions. Clink on the link to see how much electricity we are producing daily, weekly, and monthly.Solar Panel Output Web Site Link
The refuge is pleased to announce many upcoming Saturday, family-friendly, FREE programs. Click here for more information.
Since 1934, Federal Duck Stamp sales have raised more than $850 million to acquire and protect more than 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on hundreds of national wildlife refuges spread across all 50 states and U.S. territories. A current Federal Duck Stamp is also good for free admission to any refuge that charges an entry fee. Stamps can be purchased at the Wertheim Refuge visitor center located at 340 Smith Road, Shirley, NY 11967.Click here for new release.
The black tupelo, or black gum, is a tree of great importance in these woodlands. As one of the oldest species of tree in this area, capable of living well over 650 years, each tree can have a large and lengthy impact on its surroundings.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2015