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Phone: 206. 954. 7733
126 SW 148th Street
Suite C100, Box 326

Burien
Washington 98166-1984
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Target demographics: collaboratively manage all facets of regional Challis wild horse population in a new, all-inclusive manner on home turf with community & stakeholder support & benefit.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Native Challis wild horses, numerous species of threatened and endangered fishes, wildlife, and plants. Regional community of ranchers, locals, environmentalists. Wildlife research. Tax-payers. Native wild horses in other regions. Idaho State Tourism.

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Geographic areas served: the Central Idaho High Desert

Programs: 1. PZP-1YR Wild Horse Population Management Program
2. WLP Adoption Project
3. Wild Horse/Wild Adventure Eco-tourism

Mission:
Welcome to the Central Idaho High Desert and Challis Wild Horses. Wild Love Preserve (WLP) welcomes a new way of being, much needed collective harmony and co-existence via a new collaborative approach in native wild horse population management.

The WLP Mission to preserve native wild horses in their habitat and nurture the legacy of indigenous ecosystems on our wild public lands in a responsible, sustainable manner, is multi-faceted and all-inclusive. WLP addresses all facets of regional wild horse population management at home, from collaborative work in the wild to those permanently removed from the wild.

WLP has established a new working model in co-existence and a vested interest in the community. Focus has been on bringing all stakeholders together in a new light to benefit the wild, the community, taxpayers, region and state with new sources of revenue and job creation. Success requires community engagement and benefit. WLP's interest is in implementation of working solutions versus displacement of issues at hand.

This all-inclusive approach to addressing native wild horse population(s) on home turf offers a viable and beneficent alternative to the current system and has garnered growing support from the regional community, ranchers, wild horse advocates, Idaho and Challis BLM officials.

Humane, fiscally responsible, sustainable population management; intent to nurture the legacy of native wild horses in conjunction with all wildlife species within this unique ecosystem on public lands; fluid co-existence with livestock where applicable; to support a healthy, genetically viable native herd and ecosystem in a lasting manner for future generations to equally experience, nurture and treasure.

WLP Programs include Responsible and Sustainable Wild Horse Population Management, WLP Adoption Project, Education and Awareness, Community Involvement and Eco-tourism
Results:
WLP successfully protected two wild bands of the Challis Herd during the October 2012 BLM Helicopter Roundup of the Challis Herd Management Area (HMA) in Central Idaho.  These two wild bands are part of WLP’s pilot PZP-1YR program, working collaboratively with the BLM.  PZP-1YR as developed by Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick of the Science & Conservation Center, is a biodegradable, protein based fertility control vaccine, proven safe and effective over the last 25 years. It is administered remotely in the field by trained WLP volunteers, and reversible when needed to allow for healthy genetic populations.  Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick is WLP's Technical Advisor as it relates.

The WLP Adoption Project.  The 2012 BLM Helicopter Roundup of the Challis HMA resulted in 167 wild horses being permanently removed from this 154,150 acres of wild public lands, leaving an estimated 185 Challis wild horses on the range.  WLP was present during the roundup and immediately put in motion development of a community focused program to address the Challis wild horses removed as result, that would not be adopted otherwise. Consequently, no Challis wild horses displaced in 2012 were shipped out of the state to BLM longterm holding facilities elsewhere, such as Oklahoma, or worse.  Currently there are over 50,000 wild horses in BLM holding facilities. According to the Bureau of Land Management this is the second largest adoption in BLM history.  As of Summer 2013 WLP has adopted 128 Challis/Idaho wild horses, to include 22 babies born to our adopted pregnant Challis wild mares. 
 
WLP brought all sides together to create the WLP Adoption Project, resulting in an evolving success story.  Thanks to unprecedented teamwork, WLP has secured the lives of these regional wild horses in a new manner at home and is establishing a permanently protected range on WLP private wild expanse in Central Idaho.  WLP has pulled these native wild horses from the existing taxpayer funded system and has established a fluid working relation with the Idaho BLM.   

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07/02/14
Thank you so much for all your hard work trying to protect and preserve the wild ones... more »
04/27/14
Great people who step up to help when those who should be protecting OUR NATIVE wild mustangs, the BLM, is hand-in-hand with the special interest groups who want OUR public lands for their own greed. If it weren't for people like this, our iconic wild mustangs would cease to exist. Thank you for ... more »
04/15/14
Wild Love Preserve continues it's mission of preserving the wild horses of America by offering them their very own range to roam. Once adopted from the often cruel government pipeline these Icons of America's West are allowed to live their lives as nature intended. FREE to live and love. America ... more »
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