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.
The Legislative Counsel is responsible for clearance of materials within the Department and through the Office of Management and Budget. The Legislative Counsel reviews legislative documents prepared by Departmental bureaus and offices, and monitors the preparation of coordinated reports. Also, he coordinates Departmental representation at Congressional hearings and ensures the presentation of testimony and reports to Congress. He is responsible for establishing and maintaining contacts on legislative matters with the Congress and with other Federal agencies.