Erica BettsPH, CESCL

Senior Environmental Specialist

Erica has 17 years of experience providing GIS, environmental and hydrology support, with 14 of those years in Alaska. She is skilled in agency coordination, environmental documentation preparation and permitting for transportation and utility projects, and has managed numerous environmental projects. Erica’s strong scientific skills and engineering background have made her particularly skilled at facilitating engineering design projects through the regulatory process. Her experience modeling hydrologic processes on the North Slope provides valuable insight while providing H&H analysis on design projects and when developing Erosion and Sediment Control Plans (ESCP) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP).

Erica salmon fishing in Homer.
Ph.D. Candidate Civil Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.S. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Master of City & Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Biology, Purdue University
Professional Hydrologist, American Institute of Hydrology
Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead
Wetland Delineation Training
RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Training
American Water Resources Association, Alaska Section
American Institute of Hydrology
Industry Experience
17 years
  • What are you most likely doing on the weekends?
    Running and biking.
  • What is a fun fact few people know about you?
    I went paragliding in Switzerland for my 30th birthday.
  • What shows are you currently streaming?
    Snowpiercer and Making It.
  • What is one skill you are currently working on?
    Skate skiing.
  • If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
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