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John Nores - (Ret.) Lieutenant / Game Warden for California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cofounder of the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), Author of the book Hidden War, War in the Woods, and Where There’s Smoke. With a love for wildlife and our nation’s, John became a game warden for the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife in 1992 after earning BS and MS degrees at San Jose State University. He was inducted into SJSU’s Justice Studies Hall of Fame in 2018. In 2005 John promoted to Lieutenant, continuing his mission to protect and defend our nation’s wildlife resources. Nores has investigated environmental crime and wildlife resource destruction for the last 28 years and was awarded the Governor’s Medal of Valor for lifesaving and leadership efforts in 2008. He’s received several other awards for valor, life-saving, and distinguished service throughout his career and along with his teammates has survived four officer-involved shooting incidents during DTO trespass grow operations.
John’s first book, War in the Woods: Combating the Marijuana Cartels on America’s Public Lands, was published in 2010 with his second book, Hidden War: How special operations game wardens are reclaiming America’s wildlands from the drug cartels dropped in 2019. Nores also recently co-authored a national cannabis environmental issue book, Where There’s Smoke, released in 2018. In 2013 John co-developed the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) and Delta Team, the CDFW’s first comprehensive wilderness spec ops tactical unit and sniper element, aimed at combatting the drug cartel’s decimation of our nation’s wildlife resources.
Lt. Nores and his team are featured in three seasons of National Geographic channel’s award-winning game warden reality TV series, “Wild Justice,” highlighted in the Sportsman Channel’s Patriot Profiles: Life of Duty documentary TV series, Pursuit Channel’s Modern Shooter and Frontier Unlimited television programs, hosts RecoilTV’s Thin Green Line film series and co-hosts the Thin Green Line and Warden’s Watch podcasts that discuss public safety and wildlife conservation topics and issues throughout the US.
Tune in as John Nores joins Bobby Marshall virtually and discuss cartel marijuana grow operations, impacts to the environment, public lands, wildlife conservation, law enforcement, hunting, mountain life, and so much more.
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