The Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) was formed over 50 years ago with the goal of providing sound scientific information to water managers, the public, and the scientific community in the San Francisco Estuary. Over the years, IEP has had to adapt to a wide array of social, political, and environmental changes. With the Estuary continuing to be a hub of water movement, IEP will continue to strive to provide the most reliable data and sound science to inform the management of our unique ecosystem.
Historical Perspective of the IEP
In 2012, with the IEP approaching its 50 year mark, Perry Herrgesell drafted a report describing the historical development of the IEP, its strengths, and weaknesses.
A Historical Perspective of the Interagency Ecological Program (2012) (PDF)
by Perry Herrgesell