• 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

White-tailed Deer Management Plan (Deer Plan/EIS)

The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing a White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Deer Plan/EIS) for Fire Island National Seashore. The purpose of the Deer Plan/EIS is to address issues associated with the abundance, distribution, and behavior of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) within park boundaries. The issues include impacts from deer on the natural and cultural resources of the Seashore, as well as impacts resulting from deer-human interactions.

Your participation is vital to our planning process. The Draft Deer Plan/EIS is open for public review and comment until October 10, 2014.

For more information, please see the Fire Island National Seashore White-tailed Deer Management Plan on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website.


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