Wild Love Preserve Overview
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Suite C100, Box 326
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.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help spread awareness & rally donors: Website and/or Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wild-Love-Preserve/190966127580798
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
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
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.