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 Notification List is meant to provide federal officials with a tool to help satisfy their notification and consultation obligations under such laws as the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. It is also hoped that the List will promote greater networking and articulation among all Native Hawaiian organizations. The basic assumption is that the more Native Hawaiian organizations know about each other and about federal actions in Hawai'i, the better opportunities there will be for increasing lokahi, collaboration and ho'opono whenever action is needed by nā kānaka maoli and nā pōki'i.