Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Around the Refuge

Federal Recreation Passes Available

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Planning any travel to National Parks or National Wildlife Refuges this summer? Did you know that you can purchase federal recreational passes at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge? We have a selection of passes available for all types of visitors!

Federal Recreation Passes

Resource Management

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Management efforts at Amagansett focus on protecting native strand communities, providing habitat for threatened and endangered species, migratory birds and other wildlife, and controlling non-native species. Learn more on our Resource Management page.

Resource Management

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What's Happening

Beaches Re-Opened

Beach Closure

Following a successful beach nesting season, refuge staff have removed the fencing that protected the nesting area and opened the beach to our visitors.

Official Press Release

About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS