GMP Foundation Documents
As a standard component of a park's general management planning process, park managers and planners pause to reflect on the very foundation upon which a unit of the National Park System (NPS) was established. This starts with a review of the park's enabling legislation, relevant laws and policies, and its latest general management plan (1977 GMP), followed by a period of public scoping.
At Fire Island National Seashore, several meetings and workshops over the past years have also contributed to the planning process.
Fire Island Communities Civic Engagement Roundtable
In the summer of 2006, Fire Island National Seashore undertook a civic engagement project in advance of the park's new GMP. This report summarizes the results and conveys the spirit generated from this historic meeting between the park and its community stakeholders.July 2006 Fire Island Communities Civic Engagement Roundtable
Stakeholders' Foundation Workshop
Approximately 40 people attended the two-day event. These included community leaders, property and business owners, elected officials, municipal employees, and representatives from friends groups and environmental organizations.June 2007 Summary Report
September/October 2010 Public Comments on GMP Newsletter 2
Fire Island Community Character Study
This report presents the findings of a visual evaluation involving the participation of hundreds of Fire Island residents to consider what physical qualities and characteristics contribute to making Fire Island the distinctive place that it is. The "Vision Fire Island Photo Scavenger Hunt" was conducted from late summer 2009 through early January 2010.