Fire Island National Seashore White-tailed Deer Management Plan
In 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) finalized a White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Deer plan/EIS) for Fire Island National Seashore. The Deer plan/EIS was approved through a Record of Decision in April, 2016. 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 Deer plan/EIS was crafted in consultation with cooperating agencies (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S.D.A. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service). The approved management alternative includes a suite of management options and is detailed in the White-tailed Deer Management Plan for Fire Island National Seashore (Attachment A of the Record of Decision). These documents are available under the "Document List" in the navigation links to the left.
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