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    Looking for a research permit?

    Research on barrier island ecosystems and studies of culture, history, and place have been integral to understanding and protecting Fire Island National Seashore's natural and cultural features since the park's establishment. To conduct research at Fire Island National Seashore, you need to provide a study plan and complete an application at the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System site.

    White-tailed Deer and Vegetation Research

    Fire Island National Seashore has been involved in a number of vegetation and deer population monitoring programs for more than 40 years. Learn more about these research and monitoring efforts.


    Fire Island National Seashore Biennial Science Conference

    Attend the Biennial Science Conference and find out about the fascinating research taking place on Fire Island.

    Last updated: January 29, 2019

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