In an action challenging the Forest Service's effort to fund fire prevention activities by awarding logging contracts, the denial of a preliminary injunction is reversed where the district court failed to assess the factors of irreparable harm, balancing of equities and the public interest, in the context of the narrow relief sought by plaintiffs.
Argued and Submitted March 1, 2008
Filed August 13, 2009
Opinion by Judge Fisher
Ronald J. Tenpas, Acting Assistant Attorney General, San Francisco, CA
James L. Rosen, USDA Office of the General Counsel, San Francisco, CA