John C. Ellsworth

John C. Ellsworth, FASLA

Professor Emeritus


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About Me

I developed an appreciation for natural landscapes growing up in the Ouachita Mountains of central Arkansas. I spent many wonderful and exciting days with my father, brother, and friends hunting (ducks, doves) and fishing ( bass, of course!). My family home was on the edge Scenic Drive, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.of Hot Springs National Park where my friends and I would spend our afternoons and summers playing and exploring the trails and woodlands. My interest and love for natural landscapes developed further into backpacking and canoeing in the Ozark Mountains as a college student at the University of Arkansas, where I was the leader of the Fishing the Madison River, Yellowstone National Park.student union outdoor recreation program, teaching seminars in backpacking and land navigation and leading hiking and canoeing trips. At age 20 I took a four month solo trip through the western US and Canada, seeing in great detail the spectacular mountain, desert, and prairie landscapes. Upon graduating with a degree in natural sciences, I pursued my MLA at Utah State and have lived in the West ever since (Utah, Colorado, and Idaho). My chosen profession affords me the Early Spring, Canyon Country.opportunity to live, teach, research, learn, and recreate in these western public landscapes that I have grown to love. In the summer I enjoy traveling in the western states, especially the Yellowstone National Park area, fishing, hiking, and taking photographs. In winter you can find me cross country skiing and taking more photos. I continue to nurture my fascination with landscape scenic beauty as a professional researcher and consultant in landscape visual resource analysis, management, and visual simulation on public and private lands across the western states.

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Master of Landscape Architecture
Utah State University

Bachelor of Arts - Natural Science
University of Arkansas


Licensed Landscape Architect
New Mexico

Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects

Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards National Certificate #2016


Utah State University
Logan, Utah

University of Idaho

Ellsworth & Associates, Landscape Architects, Inc.
President & Senior Landscape Architect
Logan, Utah

Colorado Division of Highways
Landscape Architect
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Areas of Expertise

Visual Resource Analysis, Management, & Visual Simulation
Online Distance Education for Landscape Architecture
Computer Visual Simulation
Drastically Disturbed Land Rehabilitation

Awards & Honors

ASLA Utah Chapter Awards (11) for Research & Communication, Analysis, & Planning

ASLA Michigan Chapter Honor Award for Communication

Advisor of the Year, LAEP Department
1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 2000-2001

Proud Awards - US Forest Service Regions 4 & 5
1994, 1995

Sigma Lambda Alpha Member & USU Chapter Advisor

Phi Kappa Phi Member

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