HOLGATE, NJ - At the southern tip of Long Beach Island lies a designated wilderness area administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

"The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat and represents the most comprehensive wildlife resource management program in the world."

The Holgate unit of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is a place for locals and tourists to experience the wildlife of the New Jersey coastal habitats. 

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The Holgate unit of the refuge will be closed beginning Friday April 1 until Sept. 1 for the beach-nesting bird breeding season. This is the last week it is open until the end of the summer.

For more information visit: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/edwin_b_forsythe/