GMP Foundation Documents

As a standard component of a park's general management planning process, park managers and planners pause to reflect on the very foundation upon which a unit of the National Park System (NPS) was established. This starts with a review of the park's enabling legislation, relevant laws and policies, and its latest general management plan (1977 GMP), followed by a period of public scoping.

At Fire Island National Seashore, several meetings and workshops over the past years have also contributed to the planning process.

2006 Civic Engagement Workshop newsletter cover.

Fire Island Communities Civic Engagement Roundtable

In the summer of 2006, Fire Island National Seashore undertook a civic engagement project in advance of the park's new GMP. This report summarizes the results and conveys the spirit generated from this historic meeting between the park and its community stakeholders.

July 2006 Fire Island Communities Civic Engagement Roundtable
2007 Stakeholders Report cover.

Stakeholders' Foundation Workshop

This workshop was planned as an opportunity for the GMP planning team to solicit input from a variety of citizens representing a range of communities and interest groups.

Approximately 40 people attended the two-day event. These included community leaders, property and business owners, elected officials, municipal employees, and representatives from friends groups and environmental organizations.

June 2007 Summary Report
Cover of FIIS GMP Interim Report, Winter 2007-08.

GMP Interim Report

Winter 2007-2008 Fire Island National Seashore GMP Interim Report

Additional workshops were conducted from December 2007 through March 2008.

Cover of GMP Newsletter 2, April 2010

GMP Newsletters

Following two years of behind-the-scenes data collection and analysis, park planners released for public review and comment a draft of their preliminary management alternatives.

Fire Island National Seashore GMP Newsletter 2, April 2010 Preliminary Management Alternatives was available for public review and comment from April 24 through September 6, 2010.

April 2010 GMP Newsletter 2, Preliminary Management Alternatives

September/October 2010 Public Comments on GMP Newsletter 2

Cover of GMP Newsletter 3, September 2011: William Floyd Estate Alternatives

A separate set of preliminary management alternatives was drafted for the William Floyd Estate. Comments about the content in this newsletter were accepted from September 21 through October 31, 2011.

September 2011 William Floyd Estate Preliminary Management Alternatives
Fire Island Community Character Study

This report presents the findings of a visual evaluation involving the participation of hundreds of Fire Island residents to consider what physical qualities and characteristics contribute to making Fire Island the distinctive place that it is. The "Vision Fire Island Photo Scavenger Hunt" was conducted from late summer 2009 through early January 2010.


For More Information

Follow the progress at the National Park Service's Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) web site: Fire Island General Management Plan

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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