Wild Love Preserve

Rating: 4.97 stars   32 reviews 2,167

Issues: Animals

Location: 126 SW 148th Street Suite C100, Box 326 Burien WA 98166-1984 USA

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.   
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.
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
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Science has proven over and over again that the horse is a native to the North American continent. As such, our native wild mustangs should receive protection from our federal government. What they actually receive is the BLM and Forest Service's plan to eradicate them in favor of the welfare livestock ranchers and the frack miners. As a taxpayer, I am incensed that my tax dollars are being spent to capture and warehouse my native wild mustangs from my public lands. Our native wild mustangs belong on the public land instead of the cattle and sheep that destroy the land. Science has proven that the native wild mustangs benefit the land while the livestock destroy the land. Some of the livestock ranchers don't even own their own land but use my public land as if it were their own. it is time for this to stop. Only 3% of the meat from the welfare livestock ranchers ends up in the U.S. Most of the meat is shipped overseas at a high profit. Leave MY NATIVE wild mustangs on MY public lands.

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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 what you do for our wild mustangs.

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Wild Mustangs need to stay on their own turf. They are being rounded up and are not being treated well by those who round them up. Wild love Preserve really cares for the horse there and need all the support they can get. I love them for what they are doing to help the wilds stay wild.

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As an owner of an adopted mustang with first-hand knowledge of the lack of good feed and care given to captured mustangs while being held by the BLM, I wholeheartedly support any group helping the mustangs.

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I as a member of the public am so pleased with the work this foundation is doing to protect these beautiful animals . Being from this area I have seen there amazing creatures in thier home environment running free and know personally this is an amazing heritage we have to protect.

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Many thanks for sharing your thoughts and support. You are time, kindness and action are deeply appreciated and make a difference in wild lives. Smiles, WLP

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I support WLP because I believe this is the prototype for other HMAs to follow. I am relieved and grateful to know that after the BLM's 2012 "gather" not a single wild horse from Challis Idaho's HMA left our state for a life of solitary confinement in government run sedentary corals. Our tax money pays for that million dollar misery too! I would rather see my hard earned money go towards happy, healthy wild horses running around together in a semi wild state, as they now are at WLP. The future of Idaho's wild horses depends on the public's support of this great non profit! The future survival of America's wild horses and burros depend on other communities following Andrea Maki's lead.

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as a member of the community only 80 miles from where these horses live, I was amazed that most of us didn't even know these horses existed, so I was shocked into action when I heard about the fatalities of the 2009 roundup, and that the BLM was about to conduct another round in 2012.
Enter one courageous and dedicated soul of Andrea Maki , because of her, this story has a much happier ending, all the displaced animals adopted into one herd again, to regroup on leased land until she procures their forever home within their ancestral range... we all can help by donating to this cause, whatever we can!
God bless you, WLP!!

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The WLP is doing a wonderful job saving the lives of our national icon the wild horse. They deserve to be recognized for all the great work they do.

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I have been around wild horses, that have been trained for many chores! They are the kindest, gentlest, most caring animal a human can be around!
The rider is guaranteed a safe ride with one of these gentle creatures.

WLP is one of the most wonderful organizations that truly is for the preservation of the most valued treasures of America, the wild horse.
They work extremely hard to get the word out about the plight of the wild horse because of the overreach of the gov't, BLM, Forest Service and ranchers.

These wild horses are classic icons of the true American West.
With WLP's help and foresight, hopefully, America will always have wild horses running free on the land that belongs to them and all of America's animals and people!

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WLP is a wonderful organization that is saving the lives of one of our national treasures, our horses! They deserve to be recognized for what they are doing! I had no idea what was happening to our horses until I saw and learned of WLP on Facebook. Spreading awareness of the plight of our horses, mustangs and burros is crucial to their survival. WLP thank you for all you do!!

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WLP is an amazing wild horse preserve bringing together advocates, Bureau of Land Management, Ranchers, and environmentalists! What a common-sense approach to wild horse management.

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Thank you so much for all your hard work trying to protect and preserve the wild ones!

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