Lucas St. Clair was born and raised into a subsistence living family in the North Woods of Maine. He had no running water and no electricity for most of his child hood. He left that lifestyle to attend a boarding school in the Western Mountains of Maine. He went on to study aboard and pursued a Culinary Arts degree at Le Cordon Bleu in London. Lucas worked in the beginning of his career in the restaurant and wine industry in New York City, Maine, and Seattle.

In 2011 Lucas took over his family’s operating foundation, Elliotsville Plantation, Inc (EPI). EPI owns 125,000 acres of timber land in Northern and central Maine that they have been purchasing since 1998. They have been managing that land and adding infrastructure for recreation for the last several years. EPI’s goal is to create a National Park and Recreation Area with the land by donating it to the National Park Service and passing legislation to authorize it. Lucas began managing that campaign three years ago.

Beyond the restaurant industry and land conservation Lucas have strong interest in outdoor purists. He has hiked the Appalachian Trail, paddled the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, taken a NOLS semester in Patagonia and has climbed peaks in AK, WA, Peru, Chile and Argentina. He has also worked as a fly fishing guide and helped Eddie Bauer with designing fishing apparel. He has had the great fortune to fish in some of the most beautiful waters in the world. Lucas lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and two children.

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