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.
Sally Jewell Sworn in as Secretary of the Interior
Office of the Secretary
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Photo: Tami A. Heilemann - Office of Communications
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Interior Solicitor Hilary Tompkins, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Photo: Tami A. Heilemann - Office of Communications
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Sally Jewell was sworn in as the 51st Secretary of the Interior on April 12, 2013.
As Secretary of the Interior, Jewell leads an agency with more than 70,000 employees. Interior serves as steward for approximately 20 percent of the nation's lands, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public lands; oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.