Climate Friendly Planning
Climate Friendly Parks
In 2008, Fire Island National Seashore joined the (CFP). A collaboration of the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this program provides national parks with comprehensive support, management tools and resources to address climate change both within park boundaries and in surrounding communities.
The Climate Friendly Park program is expected to:
- measure park-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- develop sustainable strategies to mitigate these emissions and to adapt to climate change impacts, and
- educate the public about these efforts.
In 2009, Fire Island National Seashore completed its CFP Action Plan, and has begun to initiate components within the park's means.
The initiated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is also expected to be implemented at Fire Island National Seashore in 2008.
In addition to the National Park Service operated marinas, there are municipal and privately owned marinas within the boundaries of the park on Fire Island.
You may learn more about climate change and its impact on National Parks around the country by perusing the following sites: