The Fire Island National Seashore: A History

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  • Copyright: 2008-02-07
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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A comprehensive account of the history of the Fire Island National Seashore since its creation in 1964.

Author Biography

Lee E. Koppelman is Leading Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Regional Planning Studies Seth Forman is Research Associate Professor of Political Science

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Fire Island-Historical Backgroundp. 1
Brief Overview of Fire Island Historyp. 1
Fire Island Erosion: Shifting Sands and Shoreline of a Barrier Islandp. 19
Introductionp. 19
Causes of Erosionp. 21
Erosion Control-A Sorry Sagap. 23
Erosion Control Effortsp. 28
USCE Reformulation Planp. 34
The New York Coastal Partnershipp. 44
Hierarchy of Needs-Based on Costsp. 47
The Creation of the Fire Island National Seashorep. 53
Introductionp. 53
Evolution of National Park Servicep. 53
Parks on Fire Islandp. 61
The Moses Road Proposalp. 65
The Move for a National Seashorep. 67
The Legislative Processp. 74
General William Floydp. 75
Historic and Cultural Resourcesp. 77
Threatened, Endangered, and Other Speciesp. 92
Seashore Managementp. 99
The Formative Years: Creation of the Wilderness Area and Its Conflicts, 1964-1978p. 99
Management Issuesp. 114
Draft Master Plan of 1975p. 117
Natural Zonep. 122
Historic Zonep. 123
Park Development Zonep. 123
Special Use Zonesp. 123
Land Usep. 126
The Squatters Controversyp. 127
Seashore Zoningp. 132
Mainland Terminal and Transportationp. 136
Mosquito and Vector Controlp. 140
Off-Road Vehicle Managementp. 141
Personal Watercraftp. 144
Management and Organizational Structure of the Seashorep. 144
Fire Island Superintendentsp. 151
Timeline 1964 to presentp. 153
Notesp. 173
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 199
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