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Fire Island National Seashore

Hunting, Fencing Part Of Plan To Address White-tailed Deer At Fire Island National Seashore

With white-tailed deer changing the natural ecosystem at Fire Island National Seashore, the National Park Service approved a White-tailed Deer Management Plan last month that includes direct population reduction as well as the construction of fences to preserve critical areas of the Seashore.

How To Manage Breach At Fire Island National Seashore Draws Diverging, And Interesting, Comments

To fill the breach, or broaden the breach, those are some of the questions being raised at Fire Island National Seashore in New York, where officials are developing a management plan for a breach Hurricane Sandy drilled in the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness Area back in 2012.

Public Weighs In On How To Manage Breach At Fire Island National Seashore

Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent Chris Soller announced today the Public Scoping Comment Summary Report for the Wilderness Breach Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/EIS) is available on the National Park Service (NPS) Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website. The report summarizes public input received during the 2015 scoping period and will help shape the Draft Plan/EIS.

Fire Island National Seashore Officials Searching For How Best To Manage Breach

A breach in Fire Island National Seashore's coastline is a reminder of Hurricane Sandy. While two other breaches caused by the potent storm were filled mechanically, this one that lies within the seashore's Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness Area remains, and seashore officials are debated how best to manage it going forward.

National Park Service, Unable To Complete Concessions Contracts On Time, Moves To Extend Dozens Across Park System

Hammering out concessions contracts across the National Park System is not an easy, or quick, job. Failure to reach new contracts before existing ones expired at the end of 2014 prompted the National Park Service to propose extended dozens of contracts for up to a year to keep visitor services operating without interruption.

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