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.
Collaboration is an increasingly important way to accomplish our Department of Interior (DOI) mission. Collaborating with public and private individuals and groups makes sense for a variety of political, economic and social reasons. Problem-solving power is shared in a collaborative process, and this often leads to a sense of shared responsibility for the resources. Collaboration builds longer-lasting solutions to natural resource management issues.
To ensure DOI employees have the competencies to develop successful collaborative partnerships with public and private entities, the Department has assembled an array of instructional materials and activities. These materials will help course coordinators and instructors from all DOI agencies support effective collaboration. Although these materials are provided for DOI employees, others may also find these materials useful.