• 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

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  • Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day

    Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »

  • Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »

  • Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers

    Due to channel conditions, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.

Fire Island Biennial Science Conference

You're Invited
Since 1997, Fire Island National Seashore has hosted a biennial conference to present scientific information from National Park Service-funded projects. This conference provides an opportunity to learn about natural and cultural resource research projects currently or recently conducted on Fire Island and at the William Floyd Estate, as experts from academia, government, and conservation organizations provide information about their work. An additional value of the conference is the ability for you to communicate directly with the researchers, other public agencies, and park staff.


Biennial Science Conference Abstracts
A brief synopsis of the presentations from Fire Island National Seashore's past biennial conferences is available on-line for the following years:

9th Biennial Science Conference
March 28, 2014
2014 Abstracts

8th Biennial Science Conference
April 27 & 28, 2012
2012 Abstracts

7th Biennial Planning, Science and Research Conference
April 21 & 22, 2010
2010 Abstracts

6th Biennial Planning, Science and Research Conference
May 9 & 10, 2007
2007 Abstracts

5th Biennial Science and Cultural Resource Conference
April 5 & 6, 2005
2005 Abstracts:
- Cultural Abstracts
- Wildlife Abstracts
- Inventory and Monitoring Abstracts
- Coastal and Estuarine Processes Abstracts

4th Biennial Science Conference
March 24, 2003
2003 Abstracts

For more information on Fire Island's Biennial Science Conference:


Fire Island National Seashore Resource Management
120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Did You Know?

Two boats side-by-side on the water.

Many boating accidents and drownings are alcohol-related. National Park Service rangers and other officers conduct safe boating checks and enforce boating under the influence (BUI) laws on the Great South Bay. More...