A Dynamic Landscape
Both natural factors and human activities affect the dynamic nature and geomorphology of barrier islands like Fire Island. Understanding the island's vulnerabilities and addressing the issues of climate change and sea level rise is critical.
Lesson plans and educational programs help students and other visitors better understand this complex issue and how climate change and sea level rise will affect Fire Island.
Did You Know?
In 1790, William Floyd - one of New York's four signers of the Declaration of Independence - was the largest slave holder in Suffolk County, New York, at one time. The 1790 U. S. Census indicates that 14 slaves lived on his Mastic plantation. More...