Public scoping period for off-road vehicle management

Posted 11/2/23

The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting public input on the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management program for Fire Island National Seashore. This effort aims to evaluate ORV use at the Seashore and …

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Public scoping period for off-road vehicle management

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The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting public input on the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management program for Fire Island National Seashore. This effort aims to evaluate ORV use at the Seashore and the existing ORV regulation to allow for appropriate vehicular access while protecting park resources and safe visitor experience.

In addition, the NPS plans to revise the current regulation to address changes to resources and use on Fire Island since the rule was implemented in 1987. The NPS will be accepting public scoping input on a proposed action and potential impacts from Oct. 30 to Dec. 4.  The NPS plans to fulfill its public involvement requirement under the National Historic Preservation Act concurrently with the NEPA public involvement opportunities.  

The NPS will host both a virtual and an in-person public meeting to share information on a preliminary proposal. The virtual meeting on Nov. 14 will consist of a 20-minute presentation and a virtual question and answer session. The in-person meeting on Nov. 15 will consist of an open house and a 20-minute presentation, followed by an opportunity for a facilitated question and answer session. The purpose of the meetings, and associated public comment period, is to get public input on issues related to the program and potential methods for improvement.   

Public Meeting
Dates and Location:   

Virtual Meeting   

Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. 

Access the website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/FIIS_ORV

In-Person Meeting: 

Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.  

Patchogue Ferry Terminal   

150 West Ave., Patchogue

How to Comment   

1. Submit comments electronically at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/FIIS_ORV   

2. Submit comments at an in-person public meeting.   

3. Submit written comments in person to the park’s headquarters in Patchogue, NY, or by mail to:   

Off Road Vehicle Management Plan   

Superintendent Alexcy Romero   

Fire Island National Seashore   

120 Laurel Street   

Patchogue, New York 11772   

  

This public scoping comment period ends on Dec. 4. 

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