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 Secretary of the Interior, the ultimate decision-maker in the Department, periodically issues Secretarial Orders which embody decisions on important topics. Secretarial Orders can be made permanent when they are converted to chapters in the Departmental Manual. Link to Department Manual chapters below.