Resource Management

Left: Purple foxglove invasive control - USFWS. Right: Beach cleanup - USFWS.

Left: Purple foxglove invasive control. Right: Beach cleanup.

Management Goals

Refuge management goals are:

  • Provide and manage a diversity of high quality habitats to support breeding, migrating and/or wintering birds, threatened & endangered species, and fish.
  • Maintain high quality habitats for all native wildlife and plant species.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships to benefit wildlife for present and future generations

Invasive Species

Refuge staff are founding members of the Long Island Invasive Species Management Area. Networking with other members and attending periodic public meetings has helped us realize the most problematic non-native species, develop mapping standards, prioritize treatment regimens and prepare outreach materials.

Beach Clean Ups

Wildlife, and even humans, enjoy clean coastlines. While clean beaches contribute to healthy wildlife, the aesthetics of a clean beach have moral boosting appeal for humans too! Refuge staff biannually partner with a variety of local organizations and many energetic volunteers to keep the beaches of Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge free of marine debris and litter. Check the calendar of events for the next beach cleanup. Prior registration is required since snacks and equipment are provided.