Maine Conservation Voters Announces New Directors


Augusta, April 3, 2013—Portland resident Lucas St. Clair, Gorham resident Kate Williams, and Cumberland resident Adam Lee have recently joined the Board of Directors of the Maine Conservation Voters (MCV).

“I am delighted that Kate, Lucas and Adam have chosen to join us,” said Board President Dan Amory. “They bring impressive experience and capabilities to our board. With their help MCV will continue to make natural resource protection a political priority in Maine.”  

Mr. St. Clair serves as President of Elliotsville Plantation Inc., a private operating foundation focusing on land conservation and the preservation of open spaces in Maine. He also serves on the board of directors of the Hoh River Trust and the Quimby Family Foundation. He grew up in Guilford, Maine, through-hiked the Appalachian Trail, and has a passion for the outdoors, especially rivers. He is an avid fly fisherman and enjoys paddling, skiing, hunting, and hiking. He and his wife, Yemaya, co-authored a guidebook published in 2008 titled “The AMC Guide to Winter Hiking and Camping.”

Ms. Williams has biology and ecology degrees from Tufts University and the University of Florida, and has conducted field work in marine, forest, and wetland ecosystems across North America. Kate’s research has focused on two primary topics: survey techniques and biases, and understanding the impacts of anthropogenic activities on wildlife. She is currently working at the Biodiversity Research Institute as their Wildlife and Renewable Energy Program Director.

Mr. Lee is Chairman of the Board of Lee Auto Malls. He has been with Lee Auto Mall for 24 years, serving as president and assuming the position of Chairman in June 2010 upon the passing of his father, Shep Lee. He currently serves on the Muskie Board of Visitors, the MPBN Board, and the Advisory Board for Maine Audubon.

Independent and non-partisan, Maine Conservation Voters has analyzed and published the environmental voting records of each member of the Maine House of Representatives and Senate since 1986.  MCV also endorses and works to elect pro-environment candidates.  For more information, visit www.maineconservation.org or call 620-8811.