Thank you for walking with us with your support. We are the stewards of your giving to Idaho wild horses and their lasting preservation on home turf and take to heart the responsibility you are entrusting in us with your gift through Wild Love Preserve. 

Welcome to the Central Idaho High Desert and Challis Wild HorseS

We are Wild Love Preserve. This American Heritage is Wild.

We are Wild Love Preserve and this is a Legacy Project. This is your legacy, and together, our legacy. Your support directly benefits the preservation of native wild horses in their native habitat and nurtures the health and balance of respective indigenous ecosystems as an interconnected whole. If you believe in the importance of our nation’s wild places, now and for future generations, make your difference today.

"Bringing All Stakeholders Together To Work Collaboratively"

Listen to Interview with WLP Founder, Andrea Maki, on Beth Markley's Elemental Idaho on Radio Boise, April 20, 2016

Watch Featured Story CH6 KPVI Nightly News: The Balancing Act of the Challis Wild Horses

The iconic wild mustang is pure Americana, symbolizing unbridled freedom, power, determination, and the Wild West. Our wildness resonates deep within, and is essential to our whole. We would be amiss without it. Project Wild Love Preserve's preservation of this American icon speaks to our greater good and collective well-being by way of bridging divides and  bringing stakeholders together in a new light.

Founded April 2010 by contemporary visual artist, Andrea Maki, Wild Love Preserve has pioneered an innovative model which engages public and private lands to address all facets of regional wild horse conservation on home turf in Central Idaho, from our adopted 130 Challis, Idaho wild horses to our collaborative work on the range, and our creation of a permanently protected wild expanse in the heart of Idaho wild horse country. 

In addition to the Challis Herd Management Area (HMA), Wild Love Preserve advocates and works with the Idaho Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding all six wild horse HMAs in Idaho. 

Viewed a paradigm project, Mission Wild Love Preserve remains steadfast in our efforts to protect and preserve native wild horses in their native environments and nurture the legacy of respective indigenous ecosystems in a collaborative, responsible and sustainable manner with regional engagement and benefit. Wild horses lead the way to cultivating the health and balance of our wild places as an interconnected whole. Kindness, mutual respect, science and education are paramount. In addition to saving wild lives in a lasting manner, Wild Love Preserve has saved American taxpayers $7.5 million dollars since 2013 as result of our programs on and off the range. At a savings of $50,000 per lifetime for each wild horse adopted from the government system, the 2012-13 WLP Adoption Project alone, has saved taxpayers $6.5 million with our 130 rescued Challis, Idaho wild horses, while instrumental collaborative work on the range has saved over $1million federal dollars since 2014. With your help we will save more wild lives and taxpayer dollars in 2016. Enjoy WLP videos for wild lives we've saved and serve. We invite you to learn more, contribute, and inquire with interest and questions.

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"Wild Love Preserve is about us all, a reflection of our humanity."

- Andrea Maki, 2010


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The focus of Wild Love Preserve’s wild horse project in bringing all stakeholders together to work collaboratively with the Challis and Idaho BLM, is unique and imaginative and potentially opens the door to an entirely new paradigm for managing western wild horses. This model may change a great deal and we here at the Science and Conservation Center (SCC) are excited about partnering with WLP in this effort.
— Jay F. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D, The Science and Conservation Center, August 2013


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