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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining 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



Increasing access for hunting

Wildlife Refuge Specialist Cindy Beemiller on what increasing access means for the refuge and visitors.

Watch the video on YouTube

Around the Refuge

Hunt Application Materials

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Application materials are available for the duration of the 2020-21 deer hunt season.

Application Materials

Wertheim Final Hunt Plan

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Significant changes are coming to our fall hunt program.

Final Hunt Plan

New eBird Trail Tracker

eBird Trail Tracker

Check out the latest bird sightings on the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.

Click here to access the eBird Trail Tracker

Resident RV Volunteer Positions Available

Resident RV Volunteer Positions

Are you a RV Workcamper? We are now accepting applications for our Wertheim RV spot! Spend your spring and summer months living along the beautiful Carmans River while volunteering on the refuge.

Click here for more information
What's Happening

Little Neck Run Now Open

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Now that our nesting pair of bald eagles have successfully fledged their eaglets, refuge staff have now re-opened Little Neck Run to canoes and kayaks. Image courtesy of John P. Cardone.

Official Press Release

About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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