Forest Guardians v. Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service

309 F.3d 1141 (2002)

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Forest Guardians v. Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
309 F.3d 1141 (2002)

Facts

In 1984, Congress designated the Coronado National Forest in Arizona as a federally protected wilderness. The federal government designated the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) (defendants) to perform lethal predator control of the mountain-lion population throughout the wilderness. The mountain lions were predators of the cattle that historically grazed within the wilderness. A coalition of conservation organizations (the Forest Guardians) brought suit against APHIS, seeking to prevent further killings of the mountain lions. The Forest Guardians argued that such killings violated the Wilderness Act of 1964, which preserves wilderness areas in their natural conditions. APHIS and the federal government filed a motion for summary judgment, which the district court granted. The Forest Guardians appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

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