• 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

Environmental Factors

Boats on the Great South Bay at sunset
 

To Preserve and Protect
The National Park Service is mandated to preserve and protect the natural features in national parks for future generations. To meet this challenge, a variety of environmental factors must be considered in all park management actions. The impact on the quality of water, air, geological resources, and a number of ecological, biological, and physical processes is evaluated for all plans, proposals, and projects at Fire Island National Seashore.

 

Working Together to Protect Fire Island
Many threats to a park's resources, such as air and water pollution or invasive species, often originate outside of park boundaries. Managing most national parks requires a partnership-based, ecosystem-wide approach.

The National Park Service is committed to protect, manage, and administer the parks so there is no degradation of the values and purposes for which the area was established.

 

Fire Island National Seashore's natural resources are managed according to the criteria found in the 2006 Management Policies, Chapter 4.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of small community, Kismet, looking from the southwest, bay to the upper left and sandy beach to the lower right.

Seventeen pre-existing communities remain inside the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore. Some early supporters of the national seashore were interested in its establishment to ensure that a proposed parkway down the middle of Fire Island would not be constructed. More...