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Public Comment Period for FINS Off Road Vehicle Driving Regulation Management Plan open through October 2, 2020

October 2 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Since the establishment of Fire Island National Seashore (Seashore) in 1964, the development, access, technology, and use of Fire Island has dramatically changed, but the off-road vehicle (ORV) regulations in place to protect the Seashore’s resources have not. Currently, the Seashore manages ORV driving based on 1987 driving regulations and issues driving permits via Special Use Permits for residents and other services. The Seashore is taking a hard look at the existing regulations to identify where regulations can be changed in order to create a more efficient and less burdensome driving permit program for both the NPS and community members, and this is your chance to have input. Through this process, a path forward will be identified for a more formal regulation change and NEPA process.

For more information about Fire Island’s driving program, visit:
Off-Road Driving Regulation https://www.nps.gov/fiis/learn/management/off-road-driving-regulations.htm

Oversand Vehicle Operation https://www.nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/oversand-vehicle-operation.htm

Sportman’s Vehicle Permit https://www.nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/sportsmans-vehicle-permit.htm

To watch the ORV Webinar that was hosted on September 2, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9IH2zRM5vM&feature=youtu.be

To watch the ORV Webinar that was hosted on September 16, click here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tBaiMFs_ac&feature=youtu.be

To view the webinar slides and answer Topic Questions, click on “Document List.”

Contact Information
Kaetlyn Jackson, 631-687-4770

About the Author
Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna McCollum is editor of Fire Island News. Author of two books, and award-winning journalist for multiple Fire Island and South Shore Long Island publications since 2000, she resides year round on Fire Island with her husband and many cats.

Organizers

Fire Island National Seashore
National Park Service