No. 24966.

433 F.2d 24 (1970)

SIERRA CLUB, a California corporation, Appellee, v. Walter J. HICKEL, individually, and as Secretary of the Interior of the United States, John S. McLaughlin, individually, and as Superintendent of Sequoia National Park, Clifford M. Hardin, individually, and as the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, J. W. Deinema, individually, and as Regional Forester, Forest Service, and M. R. James, individually, and as Forest Supervisor of the Sequoia National Forest, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

September 16, 1970.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Walter Kiechel, Jr. (argued), Deputy Asst. Atty. Gen., S. Billingsley Hill, Jacques B. Gelin, Attys., Dept of Justice, Shiro Kashiwa, Asst. Atty. Gen., Lands & National Resources Division, Washington, D. C., James L. Browning, U. S. Atty., San Francisco, Cal., for appellants.

Leland R. Selna, Jr. (argued), Leo E. Borregard, Matthew P. Mitchell, Howard M. Wexler, of Feldman, Waldman & Kline, Robert W. Jasperson and Gregory Archbald, San Francisco, Cal., for appellee.

Calvin E. Baldwin, County Counsel, County of Tulare, Visalia, Cal., E. Lewis Reid and Richard G. Hildreth of Steinhart, Goldberg, Feigenbaum & Ladar, San Francisco, Cal., amicus curiae for County of Tulare.

John G. Schwartz, San Mateo, Cal., amicus curiae for Far West Ski Assn. and U. S. Ski Assn.

Before HAMLEY, KILKENNY and TRASK, Circuit Judges.

TRASK, Circuit Judge:

This is an appeal from an order of the district court granting a preliminary injunction. The action was instituted by a verified complaint filed by the Sierra Club, a non-profit California corporation, against Walter J. Hickel, individually, and as Secretary of the Interior; Clifford M. Hardin, individually, and as Secretary of Agriculture; and the Superintendent of the Sequoia National Park and Supervisor of the Sequoia National Forest.



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