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Fire Island National Seashore

Repairs Slated For Hurricane-Damaged Fire Island National Seashore Light

The National Park Service says work to rehabilitate the southwest corner of the Fire Island Lighthouse terrace, undermined in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, was to begin Monday. Visitor access may be rerouted to the lighthouse’s northern entrance during the project, slated for completion by June.

Cutting Infested Trees Has Suppressed Pine Beetles At Fire Island National Seashore

While parks are battling an aphid-like insect that is devastating Eastern hemlock stands, Fire Island National Seashore announced last week that cutting down infested trees has significantly diminished its population of invasive southern pine beetles, which can attack and kill pine trees in two to four months.

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