WATCH: Land at heart of debate

Dec 14, 2016

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In May, New York state announced the completion of the largest land acquisition in more than 100 years, the Boreas Ponds tract, which was the final purchase from a 2012 agreement with the Nature Conservancy.

Should the land be designated as "wild forest" or "wilderness?" The vocabulary might not seem like a big difference, but it's at the very heart of a debate.