My New Book

Check out Totem Magic! My new book about two 6th graders who share a secret.

Animal and People Relations

Understanding animal truths helps us in infinite ways. Here's how.


I speak on topics from wildlife conservation to understanding bigotry & what we can do.

All About Griff!

I have dedicated my life to wildlife conservation, mentoring young conservationists, while celebrating the outdoors and the people who work there. Check out this video to to learn a little be more about me. And how I like to bust a move!

Wild Jobs on Animal Planet GO

I love animals so much, I am happy  to work for THEM. Join me as I roll up my sleeves to spend one day as an intern at a different animal reserves in Wild Jobs.

Wild Jobs Trailer

Karaoke Gone Wild

Queen Bees Battle

Griff's Wild Tips

Griff’s Wild Tips: Report Poachers! They Suck!

Have you ever gone to a nature preserve or park and received a talk from an interpretive ranger about respecting the park and its resources and then a hour later you see someone else who got the same exact talk harass, injure, capture, collect, or kill an animal or plant that you came to see?! […]

Griff’s Wild Tips: Fawn Nappers!

Don’t be a fawn napper! I’m Griff and welcome to Griff’s Wild Tips. This blog post accompanies the video on my YouTube channel titled, Griff’s Wild Tips: Don’t be a Fawn Napper. I hope the video helps you, help others, help fawns. Why do fawns need help? The problem is that every Spring and Summer […]

Griff’s Wild Tips: How to Make Seed Bombs (AKA Seed Balls).

Making native plant seed bombs (AKA seed balls) is a great way to engage friends and family into helping you save the world! Well… you will at least save some pollinators and maybe some of the plants and predators that depend on them. Native plants evolved with the other players in their local eco-game, which […]

Latest Blogs

Most of my adult life has been spent as a supervisor in a youth development (corps) program. I lead groups of young adults, often from distressed communities, to restore natural areas and wildlife populations in a process I call “re-wilding. And sometimes I write about it.

Duck and Weave or Listen to Gramma

  When I was a kid, we used to play this game called “Flinch.” You would stand facing another boy and you would take turns faking punches or slaps at each other’s face. Whomever could refrain from flinching won. I lost every time. I’d not only flinch, I’d duck too. I lost on purpose because […]

Somewhere Over the Fogbow

After parking our big rig near the entrance to the gun club at Manila, I got out and went around to the back of the large truck to let my crew of ten California Conservation Corps members out. They seemed to move a little slower than usual, so I barked, “Let’s go! Put your gloves […]

Blackberry Popsicle

After an early spring hike on southern Humboldt’s first warm day of 2002, I took the Avenue of the Giants north towards home. My thoughts weaved between focusing on the road and fantasizing about food. Up ahead, I saw a card table decorated with daffodils. I slowed enough to hear two little girls yelling in […]