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Boreas Ponds Tract

In March 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo approved a proposal for the 20,543-acre Boreas Ponds Tract that classified 11,412 acres as part of the High Peaks Wilderness, 9,118 acres as part of the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, and 11 acres as the Boreas Ponds Primitive Area.

Unit Management Plan Amendments

The Department has released amendments to Unit Management Plans (UMPs) for the Vanderhwhacker Mountain Wild Forest and the High Peaks Wilderness Complex that proposed a wide range of management actions related to the Boreas Ponds Tract.