Dunes and Beach at Fire Island National Seashore.
Dunes and beach at Fire Island National Seashore.  NPS Photo

The Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network serves eight National Park Service units spanning from Massachusetts to Virginia. Together, these eight parks contain approximately 59,220 hectares (146,300 acres) of park lands, representing some of the most ecologically similar collections of lands within the National Park Service. They consist of critical coastal habitat for many rare and endangered species, as well as migratory corridors for birds, sea turtles, and marine mammals. They also protect vital coastal wetlands, essential to water quality, fisheries, and the biological diversity of coastal, near shore, and terrestrial environments.

To learn about our network parks and the specific monitoring programs that take place there, click on the links below for each park. To visit the home page of each park, please click on the park’s photo below.

Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS)
Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO)
Colonial National Historical Park (COLO)
Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS)
Gateway National Recreation Area (GATE)
George Washington Birthplace National Monument (GEWA)
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (SAHI)
Thomas Stone National Historic Site (THST)

Last updated: August 16, 2018