Good News! Case 1:12-cv-01272-WJ-LFG Document 35 Filed 06/14/13 Page 1 of 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO THE NEW MEXICO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE ALLIANCE, a New Mexico nonprofit corporation, Petitioner, v. Civil Action No.1:12-cv-01272 WJ-LFG UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, THOMAS TIDWELL, in his official capacity as Chief of the United States Forest Service, MARIA T. GARCIA, in her official capacity as Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor, GILBERT ZEPEDA, in his official capacity as Southwestern Region Deputy Regional Forester, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, and TOM VILSACK, in his official capacity as Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, Respondents. MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER DENYING MOTION TO INTERVENE THIS MATTER comes before the Court upon a Motion to Intervene filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, and the Sierra Club (collectively, “the Center”), on February 11, 2013 (Doc. 19). Having reviewed the parties‟ briefs and applicable law, I find that the motion is not well-taken and shall be denied. (insert six pages of discussion here) Allowing the Center to intervene would “be an invitation to any member of the public who holds strong views about the outcome to seek to intervene.” Id. The Court is confident that the Forest Service will provide the Court with ample information and legal authority to support its position in this matter, and finds that additional briefing would not be helpful and perhaps may even distract from the issues at the center of this litigation. The motion is denied under Rule 24(b) as well. THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that the Center’s Motion to Intervene (Doc. 19) is hereby DENIED for reasons described in this Memorandum Opinion and Order.