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The visitor center will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th. The facility will be open during regularly scheduled hours on Monday.

About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge 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

National Wildlife Refuge System


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

  • 2015-2016 Deer Hunt Season

    Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Suffolk County, New York, is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 deer hunt. This limited entry public hunt is offered as part of an ongoing program to manage an overabundance of white-tailed deer and to provide a recreational opportunity for hunters.

    2015-2016 Deer Hunt Season
  • Hurricane Sandy Resiliency Projects

    Hurricane Sandy

    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.
  • 2015 Duck Stamps are Now on Sale

    2015 Duck Stamp

    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 more information
  • Check out our solar web site!

    Wertheim Visitor Center Solar Panels

    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
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2015
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