Snake handling and Spreading the “Good Word” of Conservation with Wildlife Biologist Andrew Austin

Bringing his passion for all things outdoors, wildlife biologist Andrew Austin sits down with Jillian to discuss a wide range of topics from renewable energy to hunting to getting bit by numerous reptiles, including a precarious encounter with a Copperhead. Andrew is well-studied in the topics of conservation, ecology, naturalism, and biology, sharing their differences and similarities and how they all play a part in protecting our wildlife and ecosystems. He touches on how hunting, when practiced correctly, can be beneficial to sustaining the health of an ecosystem, and how the development of solar farms can be devastating to grasslands.

Guests: Andrew Austin, Wildlife Biologist