War in the Woods: Combating The Marijuana Cartels On America's Public Lands

War in the Woods: Combating The Marijuana Cartels On America's Public Lands

by John Nores, James Swan
War in the Woods: Combating The Marijuana Cartels On America's Public Lands

War in the Woods: Combating The Marijuana Cartels On America's Public Lands

by John Nores, James Swan

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Overview

War in the Woods tells the story of the real dirt, guts, and sometimes blood involved in a perilous job: eradicating the illegal pot plantations that are fast turning once-pristine corners of America's state and national parks, national forests, and wildlife reserves into environmentally ravaged war zones. Featuring tales of actual drug busts told through the eyes of a gutsy game warden on the front line, it is a chilling and unforgettable read.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599219301
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 1,035,215
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lt. John Nores is a 17-year veteran California Fish and Game Warden who serves as the point man for California Department of Fish and Game anti-marijuana actions in the North Coast District. From June 2005 to the present, Nores has been Patrol Supervisor for three counties in the Central Coast of California. He currently conducts covert and overt operations and tactical surveillance and special operations training related to wildlife crimes, with a special focus on marijuana eradication. Under his leadership, more than 600,000 marijuana plants have been removed from Santa Clara County since 2003. In 2008, Nores received the Medal of Valor from Governor Arnold Schwarznegger for his leadership. James Swan has authored eight nonfiction books, penned a column for ESPNOutdoors.com, and recently produced a 66-minute documentary, "Endangered Species: California Fish and Game Wardens."

Table of Contents

Foreword viii

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Palassou Ridge: The MET Meets for the First Time 1

Chapter 2 Gunfight on Sierra Azul: One Man Down 17

Chapter 3 Montebello Foot Pursuit: Light Runners and a Patrol Dog Come to the Rescue 55

Chapter 4 Bohlman Road Gunfight: Déjà Vu Above the Quiet Suburbs 74

Chapter 5 Day Mountain and the Arroyo Hondo: The Toughest Find Yet 93

Chapter 6 Fay Creek Operation: Fish and Game Teams Take the Lead 126

Chapter 7 Sanborn Park: Imminent Danger Close to a Kids' Camp 153

Chapter 8 Environmental Restoration and Prosecution: Taking Back Our Wildlands 171

Afterword James A. Swan 183

Resources 195

Index 197

About the Authors 201

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