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General Information

Description - Conscience Point National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1971 for the protection of maritime nesting habitat on Long Island's shore. The grasslands, oak-beech forest, shrub habitats, kettle holes and both freshwater and salt marshes area of major significance for migratory birds. Viewing migrations and bird watching are enjoyed.

Attractions - Established July 20, 1971, the Refuge is located on the north shore of the south fork of Long Island. It consists of grasslands, oak-beech forest in a large pole growth stage, shrub habitats, kettle holes, freshwater marsh and salt marsh. The wetland area supports a high winter density of black ducks. The uplands contain an area of maritime grasslands, a habitat of regional significance.

Recreation - Viewing wildlife and observing bird migrations are enjoyed at this habitat diverse NWR.

Climate - The Long Island Travel Region experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. Typically Long Island has more than 200 days of frost-free growing season.

Location - The Refuge is located on the north shore of the south fork of Long Island.


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Contact Information:
Conscience Point NWR, Conscience Point NWR c/o Long Island NWR Complex, P.O. Box 21 , Shirley, NY, 11967, Phone: 516-286-0485, Fax: 516-286-4003
, R5RW_LINWR@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Long Island Travel Region - Millions of annual visitors find Long Island to be a recreation haven, particularly along the southern coast. Extending 118 miles, this urban stretch of land offers everything from historical sights to mammal observations.
New York National Wildlife Refuges - The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife manage nine wildlife refuges in New York found in three travel regions. These refuges protect and manage biological diverse habitat while offering an educational and recreational opportunity to the public.

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