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
Mosquitoes and flies can be prevalent during the spring and summer - be sure to bring bug spray! Poison ivy and ticks are found throughout the refuge. Stay on the trails to limit your exposure.Plan Your Visit
There are activities year round at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge such as wildlife viewing, cross country skiing, fishing, photography and huntingVisitor Activities
There are many ways to get involved at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. We rely on volunteers and interns to help us fulfill our mission and goals.Get Involved
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: May 15, 2013