Don’t miss this important seminar at the 2014 SCI Convention! These issues potentially affect everyone who spends any time in the outdoors. Lt. John Nores and Warden Karnow will conduct a PowerPoint presentation and discussion based on California Game Warden’s special operations missions of Lt. Nores’s book, “War in the Woods”, highlighting the public safety dangers and wildlife resource destruction related to Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) marijuana cultivation throughout America’s public and private hunting lands.
Nores and Karnow will walk the audience through a recent Department of Fish and Wildlife Silicon Valley marijuana cartel kingpin take-down case from start to finish, highlighting the related environmental crime and wildlife destruction of the case.
The team will also highlight August 2013’s OPERATION PRISTINE (the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Special Operations merger with the US Army and Air Force Helicopter Counter Drug teams), the first-ever, month-long, statewide anti-cartel mission involving the military’s Special Ops forces and game wardens, exclusively. Nores and Karnow will highlight the benefits of operations like PRISTINE to sportsmen and conservation officers across the country. Attendees will learn how programs like PRISTINE helps to stop the poisoning of quality waterways and the destruction of wildlife habitat, while also focusing on the assistance to the conservation community by protecting these resources for the general public, as well as for the current and future generation of hunters.