Idaho Gives : May 4

Thank You for Supporting Idaho Wild Horses and Wild Love Preserve on May 4 for Idaho Gives:

Calling On Our Idaho Family + Friends... Please share and help us rally support and donations throughout your workplaces, etc. #IdahoGives happens on May 4 and Wild Love Preserve is officially launching our #IdahoGives page right here, right now. Please help us get the word out and if you want to create your workplace #IdahoGives fundraiser for Wild Love with our official Idaho Gives page, bring it on! We love our Idaho Family + Friends! 

Earth Day

We are Mother Earth, today and everyday. Today we honor and celebrate her wonders and gifts, but each and everyday we must act with awareness, care, respect, honor and love. We must nurture Mother Earth and our environment and all living-beings. As two-leggeds it is our responsibility to care for the whole, always. Everyday is Earth day.

In honor of Earth Day, we invite you to support Wild Love and wild Idaho on this day, as native wild horses lead the way to protecting and nurturing the health and balance of indigenous ecosystems as an interconnected and lasting whole: Donate

Happy Earth Day, today and everyday!

-Andrea + Wild Love

Update: Challis Bait Trap Gather 2017

The Challis BLM Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather wrapped Thursday, April 13, prior to another weather front with more snow.  Here is a video showing a hay-bait trap on the Challis HMA and all of the Challis wild horses that were brought into to the BLM Challis Wild Horse Facility this March/April 2017.

The final BLM count is twenty (20) Challis wild horses brought in by the bait trap operation. Six (6), between two and four years old, will be made available for adoption, while the others will be returned to the range at the end of April. The BLM will treat older wild mares with PZP-22 prior to their release.

We are saddened by the loss, and paying our respects to an elderly Challis mare estimated to be 25+ that came in very underweight, her body score was 1.5. While she at first took to hay and water, perked up and even started putting on weight, she ultimately laid down and would not have the strength to get up again. Her life, however, was lived on the wild side and for that we are thankful.

We have been paying close attention to casualties as result of this year's historic winter conditions. To date, shed hunters and locals have discovered nine (9) wild horses on the Challis range that did not make it and this number is sure to rise. The extreme and relentless bitter cold and deep snows have dealt a heavy hand. It is surreal, the number of deer and wildlife that did not make it and are surfacing in town, pastures and on the range as deep snows finally melt. We are continuing to monitor and document these numbers as they relate to overall health, count, and well-being of the Challis Herd.

False reports and inaccuracies circulated about the number of Challis wild horses being gathered, removed and shipped out, prior to the start of the bait trap operation, creating quite a stir. Horses assumed to be Challis wild horses, were, in fact, the domestic horses of regional outfitters and ranchers who have annual permits to winter graze their horses in the area around the BLM Challis Wild Horse Corrals. The outfitters and ranchers who own these horses had to bring them in, sort and move them to their respective ranches prior to start of bait trap gather, and so the BLM could prepare for expectant Challis wild horses coming in from the range through mid-April. Apparently this created confusion, concern and a spread of misinformation. To be clear, the BLM Challis Wild Horse Corrals are not located on the Challis HMA. 

-Andrea Maki

Special Thanks

To The Earth and Humanity Foundation: Thank you.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation for The Earth and Humanity Foundation and the immeasurable impact their support has had on our work and advancements over the years. Wild Love Preserve is, in fact, an earth and humanity project and we are so grateful for the foundation's belief in our mission and understanding of our all-inclusive approach to lasting wildness, as wild horses offer such unique opportunity to unify and lead our way in protecting and nurturing indigenous wild environments as interconnected and balanced wholes. 

Love is action, thank you!

- Andrea Maki + Team Wild Love

Congratulations to Pearl Jam

Please join us in a shout out to Pearl Jam! Big Congrats to PJ and their induction into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame! The guys bring awareness, honesty, integrity and follow thru to everything they do, which is deeply respected and appreciated. Stone and PJ have been key supporters of Wild Love Preserve since inception in 2010, making a lasting difference on the wild side, wearing truth out front. Fine examples of human beings that care for the whole and walk the talk. Here's to a great night for PJ, friends, family, and fans! Read Pearl Jam's Humble Induction Speech in Rolling Stone.

Read David Letterman's Induction Intro

Golden Girl, Apache

My golden girl, Apache, and my very first Challis wild horse that I adopted in 2012 following the BLM's 2012 helicopter roundup. Many wilds have since followed, but Apache and I have an extra-special love bond and mutual trust.

Apache is the spitting image of her mom, Sabina, who still runs wild on the Challis HMA. Sabina, Shaman and others who have come in with the current hay bait trap gather are filling up on hay and water after an exceptionally extreme winter and will be returned to the wild side soon.

Video ©2017 Andrea Maki

April Glassybaby Campaign For Wild Love

this april 2017: a glassybaby on-line campaign for wild love

In celebration of Wild Love Preserve’s 7th Anniversary, a special glassybaby on-line campaign has launched to help raise funds for Wild Love Preserve’s wildlands acquisition + operations. 

Thru April 30 you can shop online at and use the giving code 'wildlove' at checkout to have 10% of your order donated to Wild Love Preserve.

You can also nominate Wild Love Preserve for a new $3000 #glassybabygrant. No purchase is necessary to nominate and our appreciation is beyond measure for your time, thoughts and kindness. Instructions are here: nominate-wildlove

Lucky Number 7

April 2017 marks Wild Love Preserve’s 7th Anniversary! Please join us as we celebrate and raise funds for Wild Love Preserve’s wildand acquisition + operations. Your contributions help Idaho wild horses remain wild, together and free: Donate Here

In celebration of our anniversary month, a special #glassybaby on-line campaign has launched to help raise funds for Wild Love Preserve’s wildlands acquisition + operations. Thru April 30 you can shop online at and use the giving code 'wildlove' at checkout to have 10% of your order donated to Wild Love Preserve.

You can also nominate Wild Love Preserve for a new $3000 #glassybabygrant. No purchase is necessary to nominate and our appreciation is beyond measure for your time, thoughts and kindness. Instructions are here: nominate-wildlove

Donate Now

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


Our Wild Love Preserve A-Team Does It Again! 


This March 25, 2017 we held our annual volunteer event and it was a great success. Yet another year and another productive day with our dedicated and compassionate volunteers and partners at Y.E.P. (Youth Employment Program of Idaho). Our appreciation is beyond measure!

Above is a photo of our “A-TEAM” and below a video snippet of the action. Note, our wild-nut, Apple, parked at the hay and was not phased by any of the other activity around her or thundering hooves of our other 135 Idaho wilds... our wild gal has a one-track mind. Love her and all our wilds!

Big Love, Big Thanks To Our Dedicated WLP Volunteers!

You Are Appreciated! -Andrea

Andrea Maki Studio Art Sales Benefit Idaho Wilds, March/April

Andrea Maki Wild Horse Pieces Available in Studio Through April 2017

Aloha... If you are interested in some art and a studio visit, Andrea is discounting prices to move work by the end of April so that she won't have to put work into storage when she moves in May. She has the below wild horse pieces, plus a variety of other work and subject matter, available in her studio in Seattle. Artwork can always be crated and shipped. If you would like to coordinate a studio visit in Andrea's ex-church before she packs up and hits the road, or have any other questions, please contact her at or click here: Contact

100% of Maki's large scale wild horse constructions will go to non-profit Wild Love Preserve and expenditures for hay and our 400-acres for WLP's 135 Idaho wild horses. For more on Andrea Maki's work and 30 year art career: and



Maki Art + Awareness

Challis Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather


On February 21, 2017, the Idaho Bureau of Land Management (BLM) publicly announced their 2017 plans to implement a hay bait trap gather in the Challis Herd Management Area. In response to countless questions and inquiries we have received we want to address this news.  

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Wild Love Preserve was able to curtail a 2017 helicopter roundup to instead implement a hay bait trap gather because of our collaborative work with the Challis wild horses since 2010 and continued fluid communications with the BLM and stakeholders. We have been engaged in discussions with Idaho BLM regarding this matter since last fall. This bait trap gather is in conjunction with the fourth year of our annual Native PZP-1YR collaborative management program with WLP and the Challis BLM. To note, environmental groups focused on sage grouse habitat protections are driving 2017 wild horse removals more so than livestock grazing. 

2017 will be the first time a large-scale bait trap operation has been attempted with the Challis Herd. Idaho BLM's goal is to gather 150 horses, remove 50, and treat returning mares with the PZP-22 fertility control vaccine to slow population expansion and maintain herd numbers between 185-253. The current population is estimated to be 280 wild horses.

Wild Love Preserve will be engaged as it concerns humane treatment, wild horse care and well-being during the bait trap gather and process. We will also be prepared to address those Challis wild horses not adopted otherwise, as we did in 2012.

The Challis Herd Management Area encompasses 154,150 acres of public land which is home to numerous bands of the native Challis Wild Horse Herd. Past BLM helicopter roundups in 2009 resulted in the captured 366 Challis wild horses with 155 returned to the range, and in 2012, 267 Challis wild horses were captured, 150 were permanently removed, leaving approximately 185 free-roaming and wild. Wild Love Preserve was present for the 2012 BLM Helicopter Roundup of the Challis Herd and our Adoption Project adopted all available 2012 Challis wild horses to keep them together and wild on their home turf.

Wild Love's interest is in wild horses remaining wild, free and together on their native turf. We have remained diligent in our efforts and successes have come in phases, with much work yet to do, as this is a multi-faceted situation. 2017 marks the fourth year of our humane and collaborative PZP-1YR fertility management program, which has proven successful in slowing population growth. 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.

Wild Love Preserve Programs have saved taxpayers over $7.5 million since 2012. We are privately funded by donations and grants. Read about the Wild Love Mission and for more about the Challis wild horses and herd management area, see Wild Wilds.

At this time we have a dollar-for-dollar match donation of $20,000 in motion through March, meaning your support can be doubled. If you would like to help, we are raising vital funds for wild horse operations and towards land acquisitions for our Wild Love Preserve Land Trust so that we can turn out our 135 Challis wild horses this summer and be prepared to address 2017 Challis wilds. Click here for areas where your help is of great benefit: Keeping Challis Wilds Wild 

Thank you for supporting our work and continued advancements. Wild Love Preserve is a "we" project. The difference we make by coming together from our respective positions on behalf of our whole ensures positive impact today and for future generations.

Sincerely, Andrea Maki

WLP's work featured in international Horsetalk Magazine: Idaho Wild Horses Spared From Helicopter Gather

Donate to the Wild Love Preserve Land Trust and Help Us Keep Challis Wilds Wild!

Wild Love Preserve Video by Andrea Maki ©2016

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Dollar-For-Dollar Match Challenge

Friends... This is BIG for Idaho wild horses! If we can collectively raise $20,000 by March 30, our 2016 hay loan for $20,000 will become a dollar-for-dollar Match Donation! Please help us meet this goal and your support will have double the impact. Tax-deductible contributions of all sizes add up and can be made on-line, via PayPal or by check and mail, click here to have double the impact:  


Make your mark and make a big difference today. Thanks a million!

Wild Love Preserve

Our Little Paiute

Our precious little Paiute (aka: our little kangaroo) is thriving, thanks to all the extra-special daily TLC she received following her rough start back in April 2016. We are so grateful for her surrogate mama, Ginger, and for those who have given so much of their time, heart, patience, and special care. This love is wild and forever, thanks to caring beings who give of themselves, not for themselves, but for another being to have the opportunity to flourish and thrive as well. Love is a choice.

Official Wild Love Month

February 2017 Marks Our 6th Annual Wild Love Month at Wild Love Preserve! In honor, we are kicking off a February Fundraising Campaign to raise immediate funding that is absolutely critical in saving wild lives and supporting lasting wildness. Will you join us in saving our iconic wild horses and their respective native habitats? Collective support is needed in these areas: YOU MATTER

Thank You For Your Support!

4 Years Ago We Made Big History Together!

Wow, time flies! Four years ago this week our Wild Love Preserve Adoption Project made BIG national history when we successfully adopted every available Challis, Idaho wild horse from the government’s 2012 Helicopter Roundup, to remain wild and together on their home turf with Wild Love. This remains the second largest adoption in BLM history, but first of its kind in intent, and more importantly, we brought stakeholders from all sides together to bring this one home. Love Rules!

Read: How We Saved 130 Challis, Idaho Wild Horses from the 2012 Challis Roundup

Meanwhile, we are currently getting pounded by extreme winter conditions this year. Snow and ice and temps dropping to -34 degrees. It’s hardcore and we've had to increase hay consumption to two tons per day for the 135 Idaho wild horses at Wild Love Preserve. In the name of our special 4th adoption anniversary, we are rallying donations to raise $15,000 by January 30 to purchase 130-tons of winter hay. Your support at this time is appreciated beyond measure.

Tax-deductible donations to help us purchase and transport this 130 tons of winter hay can be made on-line, via PayPal or mail, click:

Big Love, Big Thanks for your consideration and participation!



As a 501(c)3 non-profit, effective 2010, Wild Love Preserve relies on grants and donations. Your contributions are tax-deductible and 100% of every dollar supports to this hay and transport.

Wild Love Preserve Tax ID #27-3729450

Donate To Winter Hay Fund

Please Donate to WLP's Hay Fund So We Can Purchase 130 Tons of Winter Hay

Winter Alert: We are getting hammered by extreme winter conditions with temps dropping between -34 to -20. As result, we've had to increase hay consumption to two tons per day for the 135 Idaho wild horses at Wild Love Preserve. Your kindness and contributions will help us collectively raise $15,000 for 130 tons of winter hay and delivery by the end of January. 

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, Wild Love Preserve relies on grants and donations to support our work. Your contributions are tax-deductible with 100% of every dollar going directly to this hay and transport. Your support has an immediate impact in wild lives and is deeply appreciated. Thank You for making a difference today!

Your Donation is Tax-Deductible.

Donate To $15K Hay Fund

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Wild Love Preserve • 126 SW 148th Street, Suite C100, Box 326 • Burien, WA 98166 -1984

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

Thank you for your support at this time, Andrea and Team Wild Love

Video filmed and produced by Andrea Maki. ©Andrea Maki 2016

Call To Action

It is the Giving Season and we really need your support. In light of current happenings, this re-post from WLP blog: LINGERING MISCONCEPTIONS

Founded in 2010, Wild Love Preserve is a “we” project created to protect and preserve wild horses in their native habitats while nurturing the health and balance of respective indigenous ecosystems as an interconnected whole. Our model is being sourced as a framework for other regions throughout the west, and our programs have saved taxpayers $7.5 million since 2013. However, presently, I am having to sell my home and studio of 23 years because of Wild Love Preserve and extended delays in receiving donations and project funding. We have a minimum $50K to raise by year's end for our 2016 400-acre lease expenses and winter hay. It is currently 15 below zero and hay is critical. Thank you for considering a year-end/holiday contribution to Wild Love Preserve, your donations are tax-deductible.  -Andrea Maki

To Donate on-line, via PayPal, or by mail, click here: DONATE TODAY

Click Here To Visit Our Hay Fund Drive

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

"Wild Love Preserve is a reflection of our humanity, this is about all of us and it is for all of us. It is about working together on behalf of our greater good and collective well-being. That which we do today, carries on for generations to come." -Andrea Maki