A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
On December 14, 2005, the President issued Executive Order 13,392, entitled "Improving Agency Disclosure of Information" (published at 70 Fed. Reg. 75,373). The Department has taken many steps to review its FOIA operations and implement a plan to address identified deficiencies.