Despite its close proximity to New York City, the beaches of Fire Island National Seashore can feel as remote as any in the world.
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National Park Service Proposing To Let Nature Take Its Course With Breach At Fire Island National Seashore
Natural processes, specifically the ebb and flow of the Atlantic Ocean, should be allowed to continue at Fire Island National Seashore, where the National Park Service is willing to let a breach in the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dunes Wilderness open and close as the waves dictate.
Four years after Hurricane Sandy struck Fire Island National Seashore, recovery efforts at the New York park will continue Sept. 12 with a $5.4 million project that will close the Watch Hill Marina through next summer.
Eastern sunsets in the National Park System can be as dramatic as those in the West, as this shot at Fire Island National Seashore in New York proves.
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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.
You can find them at Cape Cod National Seashore, Fire Island National Seashore, Assateague Island National Seashore, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Lookout National Seashore, and Cumberland Island National Seashore. But what exactly is a maritime forest and how to they survive in these salty environments?
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.
While there are more national seashores (10) than national lakeshores (4), there still aren't a lot of them when you consider there are 410 units in the National Park System. That said, which is your favorite national seashore, and why?
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.
It's only one acre, but thanks to Hurricane Sandy's fury back in 2012, that one acre is now part of the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness at Fire Island National Seashore in New York.