Over the last 19 years, Erica Bishop has used her interdisciplinary background in watershed science, natural resource management, and policy development to bridge the gap between experts, agencies, and stakeholders coexisting in California’s complex resource environment. She has enjoyed working in all parts of our watersheds, from headwater geomorphic assessments, to foothill Wild and Scenic River studies, down to multi-benefit flood improvements in the Delta, and has contributed her project and program management skills to water supply, regional flood protection, groundwater conjunctive useand habitat restoration efforts.
Erica joined the Water Forum in July 2021 and is responsible for planning and implementation of habitat projects along the Lower American River corridor; integrating with stakeholders and building partnerships with local, state, and federal resource agencies regarding Water Forum’s habitat and science program efforts; overseeing Water Forum’s fishery and river monitoring; managing grant funding and budgets for habitat, science, and monitoring activities; supporting Water Forum 2.0 development; and other related tasks.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from Oklahoma State University and a master’s in Water Resources from the University of Wyoming. She was also a member of the Water Education Foundation’s 2019 Water Leaders cohort and serves on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.