Lucas has been with EMSWCD since 2007. He currently manages the StreamCare Program. This program works with landowners to control weeds and restore vegetation in streamside areas in the rural parts of the District with the goal of improving water quality. Lucas also plans for and manages the natural areas that EMSWCD owns or maintains through easements. He is also skilled in pollinator habitat creation, forestry, and weed control. Lucas received a degree in Environmental Science and Biology from the University of Oregon, and prior to working for the district performed marine research on the Oregon coast.