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.
A major function of the Office of Policy Analysis is to provide program coordination when a bureau-neutral voice is called for in Interior policy development, program implementation, or program review. We receive such assignments from the Secretariat. Our staff is experienced and proactive in identifying and collaboratively solving multi-stakeholder issues.
We provide staff time and expertise to broad-reaching Interior programs that involve many stakeholders both within and outside Interior, and issues that have broad-reaching implications for Interior's operations. An example of such an issue is the the Adaptive Management Working Group. We also provide guidance to the Interior bureaus regarding the information collection requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are responsible for Departmental review and clearance of all surveys, forms, and regulations of the bureaus that require information from the public.