The refuge is only open to select public use activities (e.g., biological research, environmental education) by Special Use Permit, and hunters with Refuge Permits during specified times.
The refuge is only open to select public use activities (e.g., biological research, environmental education) by Special Use Permit.
Other Facilities in the Complex
The Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of seven national wildlife refuges, two refuge sub-units and one. Collectively, the ten units are approximately 6,500 acres in size. Each unit is unique and provides a wildlife oasis amongst Long Island’s urban settings essential for the livelihood of migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, fish and other wildlife. The strategic location of Long Island in the Long Island Pine Barrens & along the Atlantic Flyway make it an important nesting, wintering and migratory stop over area for hundreds of species of birds.