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