This closure will help reduce disturbance and protect the eagles during this sensitive time. Favorable locations to view eagles and other wildlife exist along the Black Tupelo trail at Indian Landing and at refuge overlooks along the Carmans River, with the use of a spotting scope or binoculars. As always, visitors are reminded to obey closed area boundary signs and to adhere to refuge regulations. Photo courtesy of Jim Simpson. Click here to read the press release
About the Complex
The Long Island Complex Visitor Center is located at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.
Wertheim is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
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.
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Around the Refuge
The Black Tupelo and Indian Landing Loop Trails will be closed intermittently during the month as downed and falling trees are cleared.Official News Release
Curious about the activity happening on Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge along Smith Road? Salt marsh restoration is underway! Using proper restoration techniques, refuge staff and contractors will improve marsh hydrology, making our marshes robust in the face of future storms and long term stressors. Additional project information
Ready to add a little sparkle to your day? Check out our latest program offerings and enjoy these warm(er) days while they still last! Winter Program Flyer
Orientation materials are available for the duration of the 2016-2017 deer hunt season. Orientation Materials
The black tupelo, or black gum, is a tree of great importance in these woodlands. As one of the oldest species of tree in this area, capable of living well over 650 years, each tree can have a large and lengthy impact on its surroundings.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2016