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.
Partnerships, like all activities of the federal government, must operate within the legal framework established by Congress in statute. Partnerships also must comply with applicable regulations and policy guidance. As a result, both federal and non-federal partners should understand the legal underpinnings of the partnership, to enable an efficient, effective, and legally compliant partnership. This portion of the website is designed to provide a very basic introduction of the federal law affecting partnerships, to enable both partners to understand how the law affects the partnership. It is not designed to answer the complex and varied legal questions raised by partnerships, but rather to alert employees and potential partners to issues that may arise. Bureaus should consult the Solicitor's Office regarding specific questions about the application of federal law to the partnership.