New Backcountry Camping procedures
Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »
1977 GMP Final Environmental Statement
Fire Island National Seashore's existing General Management Plan (GMP) and Final Environmental Statement (FES) were published in late 1977, and were available for public review through February 6, 1978. The final plans had been modified in several important respects from earlier draft plans prepared in 1975 and 1976. Addenda prepared in March 1978 consolidated final changes or corrections, which reflected the efforts of the public and the National Park Service (NPS) to achieve a workable management plan for Fire Island National Seashore.
More than 30 years have passed since this GMP was implemented. In 2006, the NPS began the process of developing a new GMP for Fire Island National Seashore.
You may view a copy of Fire Island National Seashore's current General Management Plan through the following link:
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III. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action
IV. Mitigating Measures Included in the Proposed Action
V. Any Adverse Effects That Cannot Be Avoided
VI. The Relationship Between Local Short-Term Uses of Man's Environment and the Maintenance and Enhancement of Long-Term Productivity
VII. Any Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitments of Resources That Would Be Involved in the Proposed Action Should It Be Implemented
VIII. Alternatives to the Proposed Action
IX. Consultation and Coordination With Others
Appendixes/Bibliography/Planning Team (pp. 449 - 476)
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