Long Island NWR Complex
Conscience Point is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Closed to the Public
The refuge is closed to the public but open to select public use activities by permit.
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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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The refuge has a maritime grassland community, one of few on Long Island. Grassland dependent birds such as blue-winged and prairie warblers use the maritime grassland, which is dominated by little bluestem and switchgrass. Wading birds and osprey are common on the refuge during the spring and summer, while waterfowl such as American black duck, are abundant in winter.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Salt marsh - Azucena Ponce.
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2013