SACRAMENTO—The Water Forum is pleased to announce the selection of Erica Bishop as its new Program Manager.
Erica brings 19 years of experience in water and environmental resource management, policy
development and project implementation. Before coming to the Water Forum, she supported Federal, State, and local agencies as a planner and project manager on water supply, flood protection, groundwater conjunctive use and habitat restoration efforts, where her interdisciplinary background in watershed science helped to bridge the gap between experts, agencies and stakeholders working in California’s complex regulatory and resource environment.
“I can’t think of a better fit for the Water Forum’s habitat management program than Erica Bishop,” said Water Forum Executive Director Jessica Law, noting that Erica is transitioning to her new position after serving as a technical consultant for the Water Forum’s 2021 Habitat Restoration Project at Ancil Hoffman Park, as well as other planned projects in the Lower American River. “Erica’s expertise, professionalism and dedication will serve the Water Forum well.”
Erica’s experience includes working in all parts of our watersheds, from geomorphic assessments in headwater streams to foothill Wild and Scenic River studies, down to multi-benefit flood improvements in the Delta.
“I am beyond excited to join the Water Forum, as we look ahead to the next 20 years of collaborative stewardship of our region’s water supply and protecting the invaluable resources of the Lower American River,” Erica said.
Erica 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.
The Sacramento Water Forum is a diverse group of business and agricultural leaders, citizen groups, environmentalists, water managers and local governments working together to balance two coequal objectives: to provide a reliable and safe water supply for the Sacramento region’s long-term growth and economic health; and to preserve the fishery, wildlife, recreational, and aesthetic values of the lower American River. Learn more at waterforum.org.