Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has approved the classification of numerous state lands in the Adirondacks, including the 20,000-acre Boreas Ponds tract.

Classifications dictate what can and cannot be done in certain areas of the park (for example, outdoor recreation, vehicle use, etc.).

The classification separated the Boreas Pond tract into 11,412 acres of wilderness, 9,118 acres of wild forest, 11 acres of primitive and two acres of state administrative land.

This decision was a compromise recommended by the Adirondack Park Agency in January and supported by a number of environmental groups.

Read more at The Daily Gazette.