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Environmental Monitoring Program

Welcome to the Environmental Monitoring Program of DWR. Our primary task is monitoring and data analyses to further the Department's understanding of estuarine ecology and to provide information useful for the management and conservation of the upper San Francisco Estuary.

We are an integral member of the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), and comprise most of the IEP's Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP). The IEP is a group of State and Federal agencies, as well as university and private scientists, who conduct long-term monitoring and applied research in the San Francisco Estuary.

We also develop partnerships and collaborations through the Interagency Ecological Program, the CALFED Science Program and the Bay-Delta Science Consortium that foster interdisciplinary monitoring and analysis studies.

Man in boat working in boat lab work Cache Slough

Photos by Karen Gehrts, Roberta Elkins, Betsy Wells, and Jodi Evans