Ellen Alster ASLA

Pima County Department of Transportation

Ellen Barth Alster is Senior Landscape Architect for the Pima County Department of Transportation in Tucson, Arizona. She oversees re-vegetation and restoration efforts for all County road projects, writes and interprets policies and guidelines, evaluates visual impacts, and oversees a native plant salvage program. She is an expert in the area of overlap between stormwater compliance and landscape, particularly in preserving vegetation and achieving final stabilization. With 30 years of public and private sector experience, she earned landscape architecture degrees at Michigan State and the Harvard University GSD and is a LEED AP, as well as an ISA Certified Arborist.