Lt. John Nores Jr is a California Department of Fish and Game Patrol Lieutenant and has been a game warden for 20 years,  and for the last 15 years has worked and been based out of his home town of Morgan Hill.  Lt. Nores holds a BS and MS degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University.


 Lt. Nores currently conducts wildlife law enforcement operations along with his 6 man squad throughout the central coast area of California.  Lt. Nores is a member of the Santa Clara County allied agency Marijuana Eradication Team (MET), a Special Operations team aimed at suspect apprehension, marijuana plant eradication, and environmental restoration on countywide public and private lands. Lt. Nores conducts this training for other conservation and law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S., in addition to co-teaching a tactical wildlife investigators school in South East Asia in 2007.

Lt. Nores has been a rifle, handgun, shotgun, sniper rifle, defensive tactics, tactical surveillance, and covert and overt special operations instructor throughout California for over 15 years, and has been awarded a life saving, medal of valor, and five director achievement awards from the Department of Fish and Game.  In 2008, Lt. Nores was also awarded the Governor’s Medal of Valor from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for lifesaving and leadership efforts.

Lt. Nores recently completed his first book, “War in the Woods: Combating the Marijuana Cartels on America’s Public Lands,” released in bookstores everywhere on October 5, 2010.

Lt. Nores has appeared on several national radio shows, network news expose programs, and currently has a marijuana education and awareness presentation for all ages.  The power point and speaking presentation shows the public safety and environmental destruction effects of drug cartel marijuana cultivation operations occurring all over the west coast.


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