Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Long Island NWR Complex
PO Box 21
Shirley, NY 11967

Phone:631-286-0485
Fax:631-286-4003
Established: 1947.
Location:On Long Island's south shore.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trails.
Activities:Boating, fishing, hiking, wildlife observation.
Special Features:The refuge contains one of the last undeveloped estuary systems remaining on Long Island and includes Carmans River, a state-designated Wild and Scenic River.
Habitats: 2,550 acres of marine seagrass beds, intertidal saltmarsh, high saltmarsh, freshwater marsh, swamps, and upland pine and oak forests.
Access: Open from dawn to dusk.
Wild life: Waterfowl, primarily black duck. Also provides habitat for owls, hawks, butterflies, mice, voles, deer, weasel, and fox.

See other parks in New York.
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Last September, Monica Williams, a wildlife biologist at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley, noticed that pine trees in the area were dying at an alarming rate.
Dead and dying pine trees were discovered in the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Connetquot River State Park and the Henry's Hollow Pine Barrens State Forest.
Undeterred by the cold, my associate Matt and I piled into the trusty old Chevy Suburban and headed off toward Carman's River in the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge on Long Island's south shore.