WILD LOVE PRESERVE IS A LEGACY PROJECT. The iconic wild mustang is pure Americana, symbolizing unbridled freedom, power, determination, and the Wild West. Our wildness resonates deep within all of us, and is essential to our whole. 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.

Thank you for your time and interest in learning more. Wild Love Preserve is a legacy project that speaks to our lasting wildness and flourishing wild places. Your support benefits the preservation of western wild horses in their native habitats and nurtures the health and balance of respective indigenous ecosystems as an interconnected whole. While based in Challis 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 all stakeholders and our partners, to ensure Idaho wild horses remain integral, wild, and free on their home turf. If you believe in the importance of our wild places, now and for future generations, we invite you to join us and make your mark. Wild Love Preserve is a "we" project that is about us all, and for all of us.  Watch our narrated video by WLP founder + president, Andrea Maki, below.

Andrea Maki, an artist from the state of Washington, has done the impossible. She has gotten the Bureau of Land Management, the community of Challis and Custer County, the area cattle ranchers and environmentalists to work together with WLP. If this model for mustang management works, it could save the wild mustangs, the environment they live in and bring new money to the tiny town of Challis…. and finally be a solution for wild horse management across the West.
— Karole Honas, Ch8/ABC Nightly News, Idaho Falls, May 2014

BRINGING STAKEHOLDERS TOGETHER TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY.  Founded in 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 creation of our permanently protected wild expanse in the heart of Idaho wild horse country. 

Viewed as a paradigm project, the mission of Wild Love Preserve remains steadfast in our efforts 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 regional engagement and benefit. Wild horses lead our 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 Adoption Project and our collaborative Native PZP-1YR population management program with the Idaho BLM, initiated at time of the 2012 Challis Roundup. In 2017, we were instrumental in curtailing a proposed BLM helicopter roundup, in favor of a hay bait trap gather, due to our collaborative work with the Challis wild horses since 2010 and fluid communications with the BLM and stakeholders, read more: Challis Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather. With your help we will continue saving wild lives, indigenous habitats, and taxpayer dollars. We invite you to learn more, contribute, and inquire with interest and questions. Enjoy WLP videos for wild lives we've saved and serve. 

Watch this news story: "The Balancing Act of The Challis Wild Horses" with Melissa Hackney, Ch 6 Nightly News, May 2016

Want to Help? 

Click Here To Learn More + Support WLP Operations, Equipment + Permanent Wild Expanse. 

Wild Love Press  •  Wild Love Preserve Blog  •  Wild Love Videos  •  Donate

Donate Today

"Wild Love Preserve is about us all, a reflection of our humanity." - Andrea Maki, 2010

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


Find out about our boots-on-the-ground organization, mission, our methods and the results of our advocacy.

Learn More →

Take Action

Ready to take the next step?  Learn how you and Wild Love Preserve are making a wild difference.  Love is Action.

Find Out How →

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

All Content, Photography, Videos + Written Materials  © ANDREA MAKI + Wild Love Preserve™ * All Rights Reserved.