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
Orientation materials are available here for the duration of the 2015-2016 deer hunt season. Deer Hunt Season
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
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: Nov 13, 2015