More Park Facilities Reopen During May 2013
Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas open May 10. Limited ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven resumes May 13 and ferries from Patchogue to Watch Hill start on May 18. Remaining park facilities to reopen by May 25, 2013. More »
Fire Island Biennial Science Conference
Fire Island National Seashore's 8th Biennial Science Conference was conducted during National Park Week in April 2012.
Since 1997, Fire Island National Seashore has hosted a biennial conference to present-to the general public-scientific information from National Park Service-funded projects. This conference provides an opportunity to learn about natural and cultural resource research projects currently or recently conducted on Fire Island and at the William Floyd Estate, as experts from academia, government and conservation organizations provide information about their work. An additional value of the conference is the ability for you to communicate directly with the researchers, other public agencies, and park staff.
Biennial Science Conference Abstracts
A brief synopsis of the presentations from Fire Island National Seashore's past biennial conferences is available on-line for the following years:
Did You Know?
The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness was named for New York Congressman Otis G. Pike, who served from 1961-79, and co-sponsored the bill to create Fire Island National Seashore in 1964. The Fire Island Wilderness was designated in 1980. More...