Lione Clare - Wilderness Steward and Storyteller


Lione Clare was born and raised in Sitka and fell in love with nature at a young age. Her interest in photography that began at thirteen quickly developed into an avid passion. Lione worked as a newspaper photographer at the Daily Sitka Sentinel when fourteen and fifteen. In 2012, she attended Maine Media Workshops to further develop photographic skills. Following that workshop, she spent some time being mentored in New York City. Lione was selected as one of ten students to receive a 2013 North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) high school scholarship to attend the summit conference and learn from professional photographers. In March 2015, Lione was invited on a two week photo safari in Tanzania. It was an experience that truly confirmed her desire to push towards her dream of becoming an environmental photojournalist.    

Nature photography, and her work with SCS for multiple summers, has inspired Lione to learn more about conservation and the environment, especially in the Tongass National Forest. She is studying resource conservation and climate change studies at the University of Montana, where she’ll be a junior this fall. This summer, Lione has a joint position with SCS and the Forest Service as a wilderness steward and environmental media journalist. She enjoys hiking, biking, camping, and exploring wherever life takes her, but her adventurous roots will always be dug deep in the Tongass.

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Recent posts by Lione:

Voices of the Wilderness: An Artist's Perspective - Sitka Conservation Society

Voices of the Wilderness: An Artist's Perspective - Sitka Conservation Society

  Megan Perra kayaks in Lake Anna (photo by Lione Clare) Megan Perra’s love for Alaska developed before she even set foot on Alaskan soil. Frequent readings of “Arctic Dreams” by Barry Lopez inspired her to want to visit someday. When a friend in Fairbanks sent her a link to...

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Local Seafood Feeds Healing Process - Sitka Conservation Society

Local Seafood Feeds Healing Process - Sitka Conservation Society

Citrus Herb Crusted Alaskan Salmon. Lox Platter. Salmon caesar salad. Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut. These are some of the menu options for patients at SEARHC Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka. Since Lexie Smith began as Executive Chef just over one year ago, she has been working to integrate local, wild...

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