Climate Friendly Parks
In 2008, Fire Island National Seashore joined the Climate Friendly Parks Program (CFP). A collaboration of the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this program provides national parks with comprehensive support, management tools and resources to address climate change both within park boundaries and in surrounding communities.
The Climate Friendly Park program is expected to:
- measure park-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- develop sustainable strategies to mitigate these emissions and to adapt to climate change impacts, and
- educate the public about these efforts.
In 2009, Fire Island National Seashore completed its CFP Action Plan, and has begun to initiate components within the park's means.