Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex is a National Wildlife Refuge complex in the state of New York. All of the component refuges are located on Long Island. The Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of seven national wildlife refuges, one refuge sub-unit and one wildlife management area. Collectively, the nine units are approximately 6,500 acres (26 km2) 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.

The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants. Since President Theodore Roosevelt designated Florida's Pelican Island as the first wildlife refuge in 1903, the System has grown to more than 150 million acres (610,000 km2), 551 national wildlife refuges and other units of the Refuge System, plus 37 wetland management districts.

Refuges within the complex

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Complex website

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