Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Around the Refuge

Refuge Beaches Closed

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Beaches on two Long Island National Wildlife Refuges will be partially closed this summer to protect habitat for nesting birds.

Official Press Release

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

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What's Happening

Refuge Beach Closures

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For the protection of migratory bird nesting areas, the Fish & Wildlife Service will temporarily close portions of the Amagansett and Morton refuge beaches from March 30 to August 31.

Official News Release

About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Elizabeth A. Morton 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