• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York


Seashore staff monitor salt marsh habitat.
Take a closer look at the science of the Seashore.
Researchers study the bay shoreline
Conducting Research on Fire Island
Research on barrier island ecosystems and studies of culture, history, and place have been integral to understanding and protecting Fire Island National Seashore's natural and cultural features since the park's establishment. To conduct research at Fire Island National Seashore, you need to provide a study plan and complete an application at the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System site.
A doe and fawn are hidden in the trees.

White-tailed Deer and Vegetation Research
Fire Island National Seashore has been involved in a number of vegetation and deer population monitoring programs for more than 40 years. Learn more about these research and monitoring efforts.

Seashore staff measure sand overwashed by Hurricane Sandy.

Fire Island National Seashore Biennial Science Conference
Find out about the fascinating research taking place on Fire Island.

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