Established in 1686, the Southampton Town Board of Trustees has long supported the need to protect the towns various natural resources.
Located on the eastern end of Long Island, Southampton is home to an extensive coastline of ocean and bay beaches. Within this sensitive coastal habitat resides three federally and state listed threatened and endangered species.
These species include two bird species; the piping plover (Charadrius melodus) and least tern (Sterna antillarum), and the plant seabeach amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus). In addition, the town is also home to seabeach knotweed (Polygonum glaucum), a rare plant in New York State that is of special interest. Below are the annual reports for Southampton Town.