Carol "Griff" Griffin
104 Lake Ontario Hall
Areas of Expertise
Natural Resource Policy, Wildland Recreation, Public Participation
George Wright Society
International Association for Society and Natural Resources
River Management Society
Society for Wilderness Stewardship
Courses Taught at GVSU
BIO 105 Environmental Science
BIO 107 Great Lakes and Other Water Resources
BIO 338 Environmental Ethics
NRM 300 Ethical Recreation: Leave No Trace
NRM 451 Natural Resource Policy
NRM 420 Wildland Recreation Management
NRM 495 Trends in Natural Resource Management (Capstone)
NRM 496 Trends in Western U.S. Natural Resource Management
NRM 497 Field Trip - Issues in Western U.S. Natural Resources Management
Dr. Griffin's research interests include (1) natural resource policy, (2) public participation in natural resource management, (3) Communication of the wilderness idea, (4) Trail and wilderness user surveys, and (5) outdoor recreation and wilderness.
Ph.D. - Environmental Science - State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY.
Dissertation: Effectiveness and Feasibility of Best Management Practices in Reducing Urban Nonpoint Sources of Nitrogen: Uncertainty and Policy Analysis.
M.S. - Environmental Science - State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY.
B.S. - Business Administration, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.
*undergraduate co-author **graduate co-author
Griffin, C.B. 2015. Shifting Baseline Syndrome and Wilderness Character. International Journal of Wilderness. 21(3):18-22.
Griffin, C.B. 2013. Commercial Watercraft Use on the Pine River National Scenic River. Report to the Huron-Manistee National Forest. Manistee, MI.
Griffin, C.B. et al. (students from the NRM 420 course), 2012. Trail Conditions in the GVSU Ravines. Report to GVSU Facilities, Allendale, MI.
Griffin, C.B., 2011. Baseline Inventory and Monitoring Plan for Identifying Visitor Use Levels in the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness. Report to the Huron-Manistee National Forest. Manistee, MI.
Griffin, C.B., M. Buzzard, and M. Maxey. 2011. Baseline Inventory and Monitoring Plan for Identifying User-Created Campsites in the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness. Report to the Huron-Manistee National Forest. Manistee, MI.
Griffin, C.B. 2011. Revisions to the Wilderness Education Plan for Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness. Report to the Manistee National Forest. Manistee, MI.
Griffin, C.B. 2010. Visitors’ Perceptions of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Michigan Academician XL:65-84.
Griffin, C.B., M. Buzzard, and M. Maxey. 2010. Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Visitor Use Survey – Summer Results. Report to the Manistee National Forest, Manistee, MI. May. 12 pp.
Griffin, C.B. 2010. Preliminary Results and Management Implications of User-Created Campsites in the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness. May. 41 pp.
Griffin, C.B. 2008. Demographics of Individuals Acquiring a Permit in 2003-2006 for Boat Use on the Pine River, Michigan. Report to the U.S. Forest Service, Huron-Manistee National Forest, Manistee MI. 35 pp.
Januchowski, S.R., C.A. McAlpine, J.G. Callaghan, C.B. Griffin, M. Bowen, D. Mitchell and D. Lunney. 2008. Identifying Multiscale Habitat Factors Influencing Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) Occurrence and Management in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Ecological Management and Restoration 9(2):134-142.
Isely, E., C. Griffin, and R. Rediske. 2007. Michigan’s Natural Rivers Act: Conflict and Coordination in Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Resource Management. Society & Natural Resources 20(1):85-92.
Griffin, C.B. 2004. Telling the Truth about Wilderness. A Call for Honesty. International Journal of Wilderness 10(3):47.
Griffin, C.B. 1999. Watershed Councils: An Emerging Form of Public Participation in Natural Resource Management. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 35(3):505-518.
*undergraduate co-author **graduate co-author
Griffin, C.B., C. McGraw**, and A. Rogers**. 2014. Management Implications based on Permit Data from Michigan’s Pine River. Managing Rivers in Changing Climes: Training Tomorrow. River Management Society, Denver, CO, Apr. 14-17.
Griffin, C.B. 2013. Analysis of the Location and Impact of User-Created Campsites in the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, George Wright Society Annual Conference-Protected Areas in a Changing World, Denver, CO, Mar. 11-15.
Griffin, C.B. 2012. Problems Associated with Collecting Use Levels and Campsite Locations in a Small Wilderness, 18th Annual International Symposium of Society and Resource Management. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Jun. 17-21.
Griffin, C.B. 2010. Management Implications Based on Visitor Use Data from Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, George Wright Society Annual Conference – Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World, New Orleans, LA, Apr. 14-18.
Brown*, B. and C.B. Griffin. 2007. “Wilderness Stewardship: The Emergence and Evolution of Citizen-Based Groups.” West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, Van Andel Research Institute, Oct. 20, Grand Rapids, MI.
Griffin, C.B. and R.C. Holst*. 2007. “Perceptions of North Country National Scenic Trail Visitors on the Huron-Manistee National Forest.” Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World, George Wright Society Annual Conference. Apr. 16-20, St. Paul, MN.
Wood**, G. and C. Griffin. 2007. “Public Support for Wilderness Designation at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.” Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World, George Wright Society Annual Conference. Apr. 16-20, St. Paul, MN.
Griffin, C., S. Januchowski**, J. Hooker*, E. Isely**, E. Daniels*, C. Lucas*, R. Feuerstein*, and M. Bosma*. 2005. Poster: “Comparing the Wilderness Message of U.S. Land Management Agencies.” 8th World Wilderness Congress: Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values, Sept. 30-Oct. 6, Anchorage, AK.