Fire Island National Seashore White-tailed Deer Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Deer plan/EIS) for Fire Island National Seashore. The purpose of the Deer plan/EIS is to address issues associated with the abundance and distribution of white-tailed deer within park boundaries. The issues include impacts from deer on the natural and cultural resources of the Seashore, as well as impacts resulting from deer-human interaction. Your participation was vital to our planning process.
The management alternatives for the Deer plan/EIS were crafted in consultation with cooperating agencies (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S.D.A. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service). Alternatives have been developed, and the draft Deer plan/EIS was available for public review and comment in August 2014. Public meetings were conducted.
After 30 days of no action, a record of decision may be finalized for implementation of new park management activities for white-tailed deer.
Thank you for your continuing interest in Fire Island National Seashore!
Fire Island National Seashore
Attn: Lindsay Ries
Deer Management Plan
120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772-3596