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:
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.
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.