What's HappeningAugust 09, 2014
Join us Saturday, August 9 at 1:00 pm. Sweetbriar Nature Center will present an interactive program highlighting what makes these birds so special. Meet at visitor center.
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
Once you have read through the deer hunt lottery application instructions, open your web browser to this link to start your application process: www.wertheimpermits.comDeer Hunt Lottery Application Instructions
Our annual Barrens to Bay Summer Camp has filled up. Look for reservation forms on this site in March for our 2015 camp!Summer Camp Registration Forms
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 Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex was awarded funding to clean up debris related to Hurricane Sandy.Hurricane Sandy Debris Removal Press 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: Jul 23, 2014