A recent story in the Idaho Mountain Express out of Idaho has created quite a stir for failing to mention the instrumental work of Wild Love Preserve with the Challis wild horses in their article. WLP has been receiving messages from WLP donors, volunteers and partners expressing their dismay and disbelief regarding this short-changed coverage. Since 2010 WLP has been bringing stakeholders together in a historical manner and building a community of support and vested interests on behalf of the lasting preservation of the Challis wild horses and curtailing future helicopter roundups and removals with our collaborative approach. While some are clearly pleased by this oversight, it is unfortunate that local coverage would drop the ball to such degree and understandable that donors are asking questions and many hardworking supporters are upset.
Non-profit Wild Love Preserve has been at work since 2010. In 2012, thanks in part to an ASPCA grant, five Wild Love Preserve volunteers trained at The Science and Conservation Center, and began working collaboratively with the Idaho Bureau of Land Management on the Challis Herd Management Area utilizing Native PZP-1YR, following the 2012 Challis Roundup. Our collaborative pilot program began with five wild Challis mares on the range, expanded to treat 35 in 2015, and in 2016 we look to address the entire Challis Herd. Wild Love Preserve’s goal remains steadfast in ending helicopter roundups and removals, to instead implement humane and sustainable means in managing population in a lasting manner with community engagement and benefit. WLP programs, on and off the range, have saved taxpayers $7.5 million since 2013.
Different, but related, here is this story from May 2014 in the Challis Messenger's Central Idaho Guide: http://bit.ly/Challis-Mes2014