IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 21, 2010
KLAMATH-SISKIYOU WILDLANDS CENTER, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION INFORMATION CENTER, KLAMATH FOREST ALLIANCE, AND CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, PLAINTIFFS,
PATRICIA A. GRANTHAM, KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST SUPERVISOR, AND UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, SOUTH BAY TIMBER, LLC, AND ROUGH AND READY LUMBER, LLC, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO INTERVENE*fn1
South Bay Timber, LLC and Rough and Ready Lumber, LLC move to intervene as defendant-intervenors under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure ("Rule") 24, arguing 1) their motion is timely since the complaint was only recently filed on August 31, 2010; 2) they have an interest in the property which is the subject of the action since "South Bay Timber is the small business that has the [contract] for the Panther Sale and... Rough and Ready is the small business mill where the logs will be processed into lumber[;] 3) they are so situated that without intervention, the disposition of the action may impair... their ability to protect their interest in the harvest; and 4) their private, economic interests are not adequately represented by the existing parties. (Mem. of P.&A. in Supp. of Mot. to Intervene 3:6-9, 3:14-15, 4:10-12, 4:21-24, 5:12-13.) The motion is unopposed. (Stip. and Proposed Order Setting Briefing Schedule, ¶ 5, ECF No. 16.)
Since South Bay Timber, LLC and Rough and Ready Lumber, LLC have shown that they are entitled to intervene in this action as defendant-intervenors, their motion to intervene is granted.
IT IS SO ORDERED.