Idaho BLM Requests Public Feedback

Friends,

Here is a link to the Idaho BLM’s National Public Hearing requesting feedback on use of helicopters and motorized vehicles with the Challis wild horses. Comments can be made online or mailed to the Challis Field Office, click here for the details featured on KPVI Idaho news: http://bit.ly/2rckpZz

Thank you in advance for sharing comments in support of Wild Love Preserve’s collaborative work on the Challis HMA and our population management program implementing Native PZP-1YR, which commenced following the 2012 Challis BLM Helicopter Roundup, as a humane and responsible solution to wild horse management on public lands, versus helicopter roundups and removals at taxpayer expense. Wild Love Preserve's wild horse conservation programs, on and off the range, have saved taxpayers over $7.5 million dollars since 2013. 

This public hearing is, in part, a result of the lawsuit filed by Friends of Animals, an east coast nonprofit having no knowledge of the Challis wild horses, which halted a 2018 bait-trap gather with hay and water, that was scheduled in addition to our fifth year on the range remotely darting wild Challis mares with Native PZP-1YR. Watch this KPVI news feature from 2016 about Wild Love Preserve’s pro-active collaborative work with the Challis BLM and stakeholders: The Balancing Act of the Challis Wild Horses

In 2012 Wild Love Preserve received grants from the ASPCA and the Vitalogy Foundation for five WLP volunteers to train at the Science and Conservation Center and receive EPA required certification to remotely deliver Native PZP-1YR in the field. In 2016, WLP founder, Andrea Maki, orchestrated and helped in teaching The Science and Conservation Center’s PZP training course for Idaho BLM employees from Idaho’s six Herd Management Areas, along with WLP partners at the Youth Employment Program of Idaho.

Talking Points for the BLM:

1) NO to helicopters and motorized vehicles at this pivotal juncture because we have a humane and all-inclusive wild horse conservation program in motion that needs to be given adequate time, attention, and funding by the BLM.

2) Allocate those resources required for helicopters, to instead fully fund and implement Wild Love Preserve's 5-year cooperative agreement with the BLM, which engages stakeholders, youth programs, and benefits the community.

3) Wild Love Preserve has demonstrated, via our programs and boots-on-the-ground implementation, that coexistence, humane treatment and sustainable management, protecting wild lives and indigenous habitats, and saving tax dollars, all work together within our multi-faceted model. WLP programs have saved American taxpayers over $7.5 million dollars since 2013. 

4) Wild Love Preserve's inclusive conservation efforts offer a viable option to government helicopter roundups and removals, integrating total range health, collective harmony, balanced co-existence with indigenous wildlife, and livestock where applicable. The Native PZP-1YR fertility vaccine, which has proven safe and effective for over 25 years, is a key component of our multi-faceted conservation program. Educating stakeholders and the public to alternative options in collectively managing wild horse populations on native turf, by way of demonstration and implementation, serves to benefit other wild horse regions in western states, stakeholders, surrounding communities, and taxpayers.

5) Implement bait trap gather with hay, water or mineral blocks, if necessary, in conjunction with PZP fertility program, versus helicopter roundup and removal.

6) Thorough census count of Challis Herd, from ground and air, is needed prior to any removals.

7) Take into account retired grazing allotments that impact the Challis HMA. Herd Creek was retired at end of 2017.

Thank you for your kindness, time, and support of Wild Love Preserve and the Challis wild horses, and for being considerate in your comments to the Challis Idaho BLM.

Sincerely, Andrea Maki - Founder of Wild Love Preserve

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WANTED: 136 Sponsors for 136 Wild Horses by Jan 30, 2018

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WANTED: 136 SPONSORS FOR 136 WILD HORSES BY JANUARY 30, 2018

January 18 Update: 3 Wild Horses Sponsored, 133 Sponsors Still Wanted.

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Friends - While we simultaneously work to raise funds for purchase of Wild Love Preserve's permanent 10,000-acre wildlife preserve in Idaho, we are seeking 136 special wild horse sponsors for each of our 136 wild horses that permanently reside on the wild side at Wild Love Preserve. Our annual expense for our current 400-acre lease costs $530 per horse, per year. The math is $530 x 136 wild horses, which totals $72,000 for our annual 400-acre lease due on January 31. You can sponsor as an Individual, or collectively as a Family, School, or Business. Our special annual sponsorship package for one year is $530 and includes a personalized sponsorship certificate, a gift of a special limited edition signature Wild Love stuffed pony, and a photo of a Challis-Idaho wild horse you are helping at Wild Love Preserve. You are welcome to sponsor more than one Wild Love wild horse, and we are happy to personalize and ship sponsorship packages as gifts. Sponsorship also makes for a perfect Valentine's Gift of wild love.

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You Can Sponsor On-Line, Via PayPal, or By Check and Mail

Our New Mailing Address:

Wild Love Preserve • 8202 NE State HWY 104, Suite 102-33 • Kingston, WA 98346

Thank you much!  -Andrea + Team Wild Love Preserve

Kitsap Weekly

Thank you Kitsap Weekly for this weekend's cover story about Andrea Maki and Wild Love Preserve. Note, Andrea is actually a Seattle native, now Kingston resident. Also, we don't file wild horse hooves, we had to purchase a $30K custom-built hydraulic tilt-chute to trim hooves, until we acquire our permanently protected wildlife preserve in Idaho and are able to turn out Wild Love Preserve's 136 Challis-Idaho wild horses. Read story with Maki photos here: http://bit.ly/kitsapweekly-wildlove2018

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Not A Fan Or Apologist

Numerous conversations have followed the Bureau of Land Management's National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting from October 2017 in Grand Junction, Colorado. This nine-seat volunteer advisory board is to represent all stakeholders and provides their recommendations in regards to the BLM's methods of management of America's wild horses under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.  

Recently the conversation was brought to me again, and again I was asked why the Advisory Board was apparently quick to dismiss discussion of Wild Love Preserve's model in addressing all facets of regional wild horse population on home turf. I cannot speak for board members, nor was I able to be in attendance for the October meeting, however, I thought to share my March 2017 response to the Advisory Board, when I was questioned as being an apologist, or fan, of one stakeholder over another.

"I’m not a fan or an apologist of anyone, that is antithetical to the mission of Wild Love Preserve, our all-inclusive approach to nurturing indigenous ecosystems as a balanced whole, and responsibly managing regional wild horse populations on native turf with community engagement and benefit. I don’t find the blame game to be an effective path to opening lines of communication between differing stakeholders. My interest is in engaging in discussions that lead to solutions through listening and mutual respect. This is an accountability project and a humanity project. Wild Love Preserve works with the Bureau of Land Management, cattle ranchers, environmentalists, wildlife biologists, wild horse advocates, youth employment groups and regional communities, offering a mutually viable solution to helicopter roundups and removals. My role over the years, has, in many ways, been that of a moderator. Since 2010, Wild Love Preserve has been fully engaged in collaborative population management, accountability and pro-active programs that involve all stakeholders and address the health and balance of the range and this unique indigenous ecosystem as an interconnected and balanced whole. While differing opinions are a given, mutual respect in negotiations and dealings are integral in establishing common ground. We do not implement tools of litigation, instead, we work face-to-face with all stakeholders, finding compromise between differing perspectives through fluid communications in real-time."  -Andrea Maki, March 2017

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See WLP focal points below. Learn more about our collaborative range-work at Wild Wilds.

• Success requires fluid co-existence between stakeholders, vested interest by the region, community engagement and benefit.

• Humane, fiscally responsible, sustainable population management, Native PZP-1YR.

• Nurture the legacy of western wild horses in conjunction with all indigenous wildlife species within this unique ecosystem on our public lands.

• Fluid co-existence with livestock where applicable.

• Support a healthy, genetically viable native herd and ecosystem, in a lasting manner for future generations to equally experience, nurture, treasure.

Learn more about the mission of Wild Love Preserve.

 

Happy Twenty-Eighteen!

Dear Friends,

As this new year starts, our work in protecting and nurturing America's iconic wild mustangs and our wild places, now and for future generations, will continue on with dogged perseverance. Special thanks for your support and action, and for having a positive impact on our lasting wildness by walking with Wild Love Preserve. Together we succeed on behalf of our greater good and collective well-being, and the difference you are making is truly appreciated beyond measure. Thank you, and may others follow your lead. 

Happy Twenty-Eighteen!

Andrea Maki, Founder

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That's a Wrap!

That's a wrap on 2017! Happy Twenty-Eighteen from Wild Love! As this new year starts, our work to meet fundraising goals continues. If you believe in the preservation of America's iconic wild mustangs and our wild places, now and for future generations, we invite you to walk with Wild Love Preserve. Thank you for your action and for having a positive impact on our lasting wildness. Together, we succeed on behalf of our greater good and collective well-being. Special thanks for considering a tax-deductible contribution, on-line, via PayPal or by check (dated December 31, 2017) and mail, here: GIVING 2017

To those who have already made a difference with their generous hearts and donations, our appreciation is truly beyond measure. Thank you, and may others follow your lead today.❤️

HAPPY TWENTY-EIGHTEEN FROM WILD LOVE!

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Wild Love Founder, Andrea Maki

Wild Love Preserve was founded in 2010 by contemporary visual artist, Andrea Maki. Most said it would be impossible to bring stakeholders together. Some went as far as to try and shut her down. However, she is built of tenacity, and is insistent on truth and integrity, and wouldn't allow others to derail her efforts to establish a new collaborative platform in the name of saving the Challis wild horses on their home turf, and wild horses in the West.

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“My interest is in engaging in discussions that lead to solutions through listening and mutual respect. This is an accountability project and a humanity project. Wild Love Preserve works with the Bureau of Land Management, cattle ranchers, environmentalists, wildlife biologists, wild horse advocates, youth employment groups and regional communities, offering a mutually viable solution to helicopter roundups and removals. My role over the years, has, in many ways, been that of a moderator. Since 2010, Wild Love Preserve has been fully engaged in collaborative population management, accountability and pro-active programs that involve all stakeholders and address the health and balance of the range and this unique indigenous ecosystem as an interconnected and balanced whole. While differing opinions are a given, mutual respect in negotiations and dealings are integral in establishing common ground. We do not implement tools of litigation, instead, we work face-to-face with all stakeholders, finding compromise between differing perspectives through fluid communications in real-time.” -Andrea Maki, Founder

Learn more here: Wild Love's Founder

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Year-End Giving To The WLP Legacy Fund

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It's that time of year again, so we wanted to share a friendly and wild reminder. When everyone pitches in, wondrous things happen that serve to better our greater whole. Our WLP Legacy Fund offers a mutually beneficial opportunity for you and the preservation of our iconic wild mustangs and their native habitats. As a registered non-profit, effective as of August 2010, your charitable donations to Wild Love Preserve are tax-deductible. So, while Wild Love Preserve wild horse conservation programs have already saved taxpayers over $7.5 million dollars since 2013, we offer additional tax incentives by gifting to our programs.

Give To The WLP Legacy Fund

Wild Love Preserve's Legacy Fund supports the lasting wildness of Idaho's wild horses on their home turf, and our innovative model continues to serve as a framework for other western wild horse regions. This means your support is both meaningful and far-reaching. This fund supports the expense of daily operations, our current 400-acre lease, equipment, winter hay, and the acquisition of our permanent wild expanse which will enable us to turn out our current 136 wild horses come spring 2018, and permanently protect future Idaho wild horses removed from public lands. Wild horse and habitat conservation comes with a healthy price tag. Funding is essential and it takes a village to implement lasting change.

Our Limited Edition Signature Wild Love Ponies. Donate $100+ and receive this special gift from the wild side.

Our Limited Edition Signature Wild Love Ponies. Donate $100+ and receive this special gift from the wild side.

Besides gifting cash as a charitable contribution, you may consider donating highly appreciated stock. You won’t owe capital gains taxes and can deduct the current value of the investment as a charitable gift. 

If you are over 70.5 years of age, you can also distribute a charitable gift from your IRA Fund and receive a tax-credit without incurring fees or federal taxes for distribution.

Special thanks for your truth and giving heart. You make a world of difference with your giving, and together we ensure lasting wildness for countless generations ahead. 100% of your contributions support these wild icons of the west, our wild horse conservation programs and respective indigenous ecosystems as an interconnected whole.

Thank you, Andrea + Wild Love Preserve

Wild Love Preserve • 8202 NE State Highway 104, #102-33 • Kingston, WA 98346

DONATE HERE or Give to a Specific Aspect of WLP Operations: Four Ways To Help

Visit our Newman's Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge thru Jan 2, 2018. Online donations here will help us win $150,000 for Wild Love Preserve's wild horse conservation programs.

We're honored to be a 2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit at Great-Nonprofits. Read our reviews.

Wild Love Preserve is a Registered 501(c)3 Nonprofit, Effective August 2010, Tax ID# 27-3729450

 

It's #GivingTuesday 2017

Aloha Friends - It's #GivingTuesday and America’s wild mustangs need our vital support. Please join us on this special day of global giving, November 28th. We're out to win up to $50,000 in the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge. This is an amazing opportunity and we need your help. 

The top 3 organizations to raise the most online this #GivingTuesday will each win a cash prize. First place wins $50,000, 2nd place wins $25,000, and 3rd place wins $10,000.

This #GivingTuesday Bonus Challenge ends at 11:59:59pm ET today, so please, click here:  www.crowdrise.com/wild-love-preserve to donate and support Wild Love Preserve before time runs out. Our appreciation is beyond measure, thank you.

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Wild Love Preserve has demonstrated with our programs, that coexistence, humane treatment and sustainable management, protecting wild lives and indigenous habitat, and saving tax dollars, all work together with our model. Your vital support will help us keep wild horses running wild and together on their native turf. We are raising funds for our 400-acre lease, 250 tons of winter hay, equipment and continuing daily operations. 100% of your tax-deductible contributions, no matter the size, will support the lasting wildness and well-being of 136 adopted Challis-Idaho wild horses at Wild Love Preserve, and free-roaming Idaho wild horses on the range. You truly make a difference, and together we will continue to save wild lives and indigenous habitats.

Thank you for caring and for acting your heart.

Andrea Maki + Wild Love Preserve

Recieve A Special Wild Gift

Friends - This Giving Season we are thrilled to launch a Special Limited Edition of our Signature Wild Love Ponies. Donate $100 or more and you, or a person of your choosing, will receive this special gift from the wild side. We only have a limited number for the holiday season. To receive your special gift you can donate on-line, by mail (our address is below) or contribute to our Newman's Own Holiday Challenge and help us meet our goal by the end of the year.

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Our soft and adorable Wild Love Pony stands 10" and sports a special Ride For The Band™ bandana.

Donate Here + Receive Your Special Wild Love Pony

If you prefer to mail your donation by check, our new mailing address is:

Wild Love Preserve

8202 NE State Highway 104, Suite 102-33

Kingston, WA  98346

Donate Today To Receive A Special Wild Love Pony While They Last! Inquire With Questions.

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Newman's Own Holiday Challenge

Friends... We are excited to share news that Wild Love Preserve has been invited to participate in the Newman's Own $500,000 Holiday Challenge! The nonprofit to raise the most funds by the end of the year will win $150,000, which would be tremendous for the preservation of our iconic wild horses on home turf. Please help us bring this one home, America’s wild mustangs need our support more than ever. Thank you for making a difference with your contributions.

Visit our Newman’s Own Charity Challenge Fundraising Page to read our story, contribute and share with your circles: www.crowdrise.com/wild-love-preserve

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Year-end charitable giving is upon us and America’s wild mustangs need our support more than ever. If you believe in the preservation of our iconic wild mustangs and our wild places, now and for future generations, we invite you to walk with Wild Love Preserve as wild horses lead our way to cultivating the health and balance of our wild places.  

Help us keep wild horses running wild and together on their native turf. We are raising funds for our 400-acre lease, 250 tons of winter hay, equipment and continuing daily operations. 100% of your tax-deductible contributions, no matter the size, will support the lasting wildness and well-being of 136 adopted Challis-Idaho wild horses at Wild Love Preserve, and free-roaming Idaho wild horses on the range. You make a difference and together we save wild lives and indigenous habitats. 

Visit: www.crowdrise.com/wild-love-preserve

Wild Love On Outdoor Idaho's "Wild Horses"

We are sharing this segment from Outdoor Idaho’s October 19 premiere of “Wild Horses” on Idaho Public Television,  featuring the wild wonders we adopted and purchased with our WLP Adoption Project following the 2012 Challis BLM helicopter roundup, removing them from the taxpayer system and permanently protecting them on their native turf to remain wild and together. Outdoor Idaho posted the segment about Wild Love Preserve on their Facebook page for viewing, click link here: 

https://www.facebook.com/outdoor.idaho/videos/10155711919700688/

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Wild Love Preserve 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 for which we are raising funds via donors and sponsors. Kindness, mutual respect, science and education drive the mission of Wild Love Preserve to protect and preserve western wild horses in their native environments and nurture the legacy of respective indigenous ecosystems in a collaborative, responsible and sustainable manner with community engagement and benefit. Wild horses lead our way to cultivating the health and balance of our wild places as an interconnected whole, now and for future generations. Our work that began on the Challis Herd Management Area (HMA) in 2010, has since expanded to work collaboratively with the Idaho Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on all six wild horse HMAs in Idaho state, engaging stakeholders and our partners, to ensure Idaho wild horses remain integral, wild and free on their home turf. By design, collaborative conservation efforts offer a viable option to BLM helicopter roundups, integrate total range health, collective harmony and co-existence with native wildlife, livestock where applicable, and all stakeholders. 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.

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WLP's extensive collaborative work on the range implementing Native PZP-1YR to manage population vs roundup and removal commenced years ago. WLP spearheaded these efforts with the Challis-Idaho wild horses, and grant money from the ASPCA and Vitalogy Foundation has helped with our goals on this front. We are sharing this coverage from May 2016: "The Balancing Act of the Challis Wild Horses" with Melissa Hackney on Idaho's KPVI Ch 6 Nightly News. 

 

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WLP Featured On Outdoor Idaho

After a year of filming, Outdoor Idaho will air their special about Idaho's wild horses which features Wild Love Preserve. "Wild Horses" will premiere on Idaho public television on Thursday, October 19 at 8 p.m. Here is the cover of Outdoor Idaho's October 2017 Program Guide featuring a photograph of the White Mask Stallion by Wild Love Preserve founder and contemporary visual artist + photographer, Andrea Maki. To watch the video clip Outdoor Idaho posted on their Facebook page, click here: 

https://www.facebook.com/outdoor.idaho/videos/10155624102150688/

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Take A Walk On The Wild Side

Take a walk on the wild side with our crew at Wild Love Preserve. We're committed to lasting wildness on home turf. This means our iconic wild horses are free to be. This means they will remain forever wild at home. This means wild and together in their native habitats. This means your support ensures wild freedom This means you can make a difference. This means, that together, we're saving wild lives.

Let's Go Wild! Thank You!  

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