General Management Plan


A New General Management Plan: Where Will Fire Island Go From Here?

In preparation for Fire Island's new General Management Planning (GMP), park staff and planners have undertaken a series of dialogues on critical park and community issues over the past few years. During the summer of 2006, Fire Island National Seashore launched this process with public scoping meetings. During scoping, a variety of stakeholders shared their ideas of important park values and issues of concern, including the overall management of the Seashore.

Additional stakeholder meetings and workshops were conducted in 2007 and 2008, and foundation documents were revisited. In 2009 and 2010, preliminary management alternatives were crafted and were available for public review and comment.

Your participation is vital at each step of the process to ensure that we consider all stakeholders' issues and concerns, and to be sure that we capture all issues regarding the comprehensive preservation and management of park resources-both for today and for future generations. Help us shape Fire Island National Seashore's future.

Public Meetings

  • June 30, 2015: 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal
    160 West Ave, Patchogue, New York

  • July 25, 2015: 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Ocean Beach Community Center
    Ocean Beach, Fire Island

  • Review and comment online. See "Documents Open For Review" below.

Documents Open for Public Review

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    Other Plans and Projects

    An archive of completed projects as well as projects without documents open for comment may be found on the PEPC website.


    For More Information

    See Fire Island National Seashore's 1977 General Management Plan.

    GMP Newsletter Preliminary Management Alternatives was available for public review and comment from April 24 through September 6, 2010.

    Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to:
    Fire Island National Seashore GMP
    15 State Street
    Boston MA 02109
    Attn: Ellen Carlson, Project Manager

    Read past editions or sign up for future mailings of Fire Island National Seashore GMP E-Newsletter

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