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 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.
Dates and Location:
Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Access the website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/FIIS_ORV
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.