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
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
Public programs will be held throughout the fall and winter months at the refuge. All programs are free of charge.Event Schedule
Refuge staff will conduct ground-based herbicide treatment for Phragmites starting the week of October 5th. Phragmites (or common reed) is an invasive, non-native aquatic plant found throughout Long Island. News Release
Did you know our Refuge Complex has a Facebook page? Follow us on Facebook for current updates on your favorite Long Island refuges! Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Facebook Page
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.
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: Oct 01, 2015