Conservation through education.

Balance, life, and growth

The Circle

The natural world is an interconnected web of energy and matter where energy flows and matter changes form through biological and spiritual processes. These processes, ultimately, produce life, allow for growth and eventually lead to death and from death comes new life and growth. This circular pattern applies to all living things within our thriving biosphere and within this circle, natural processes keep the cycle in motion, thus maintaining a constant balance on our oasis in space, Earth.

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”

― Jacques-Yves Cousteau

A muddled connection

The Concern

For millennia, human beings have thrived within this system, with many cultures and groups consciously aware that their survival and quality of life were directly correlated to the health of the environment as well as their connection to the land in which they lived. For the past century, however, this connection has been muddled through rapid industrialization, economic development and materialism. In short, humanity has transitioned from living with the land to living off the land, an unsustainable proposition where we continue to witness the negative consequences of such an ideology.

“We only protect what we love, we only love what we understand, and we only understand what we are taught.”

― Jacques-Yves Cousteau

A healthier lifestyle

The Concept

The goal of this service exceeds that of a standard outdoor guide. Its focus is to use hunting, fishing and gathering as a vehicle to educate, conserve and reconnect people to the earth.

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.”

― Albert Einstein

Your Mentor

Justin grew up in Litchfield County, CT and has always been drawn to the outdoors. Justin has studied nature at the collegiate and masters level, and holds a B.S. in Aquaculture & Fisheries from University of Rhode Island and an M.S. in Renewable Natural Resources from Louisiana State University. More importantly, he hunts and fishes at every opportunity and has been fortunate enough to do so across much of the United States. In his employment as a shellfish scientist, producer and consultant (2013-present), he studies the intricacies of changes in biota (plants & animals) depending on different seasons and environments. Specifically, how animals change their behavior and movements in relation to their surroundings. He applies the same scientific methodology and knowledge to hunting and fishing. Through careful observation and meticulous data collection, Justin can recognize trends and patterns that lead to higher success rates and more deeply connected outings. Justin lives to share his experiences and knowledge of the land with others so they can get more from their outdoor experiences. Contact Justin to learn something new and reconnect with your ancestral love and appreciation of the natural world.

Licenses & Certifications

Captain’s License · Licensed & Insured Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun & Archery Instructor · CT Guide License Holder

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