WELCOME TO CENTRAL IDAHO AND THE CHALLIS-IDAHO WILD HORSES
If you believe in the preservation of our iconic wild mustangs and our wild places.
WILD LOVE PRESERVE IS A LEGACY PROJECT. Our iconic wild mustangs symbolize pure Americana, unbridled freedom, power, determination, and the wild west. They also offer us a unique opportunity to walk together on behalf of our collective well-being. For Wild Love Preserve, wild horses lead our way to cultivating the health and balance of our wild places as an interconnected whole by way of bridging divides and bringing stakeholders together in a new light. This is a WE project that is about and for us all.
Your support will help us keep the wild in our wild horses and wild places, benefitting the preservation of western wild horses on their home turf and nurturing the legacy of respective indigenous ecosystems for generations to come. 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. If you believe in the importance of lasting wildness, we invite you to join us and make your mark. Thank you for your time and interest in learning more. Watch our narrated video by Wild Love founder, Andrea Maki, below.
“Since 2010, Wild Love founder, Andrea Maki’s, consistent and devoted attention to the plight of wild horses has been amazing to witness. A 30,000-foot view and her obvious political savvy have created an unlikely coalition of ranchers, environmentalists, wild horse advocates, and government agencies, working in delicate concert to save these majestic animals. She should be the envy of any activist looking to make a real impact.”
-Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam + The Vitalogy Foundation
BRINGING STAKEHOLDERS TOGETHER TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY. As a nonprofit, founded in April 2010 by contemporary visual artist and photographer, 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 136 Challis-Idaho wild horses, to our collaborative work on the range, and creation of our permanently protected wildlife preserve in the heart of Idaho wild horse country.
Viewed as a paradigm project by stakeholders from all sides, 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. Kindness, mutual respect, science and education are paramount to our mission and sustainability. In addition to saving wild lives and habitat in a lasting manner, Wild Love Preserve has saved American taxpayers over $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 longtime collaborative work with the Challis wild horses and fluid communications with the BLM and stakeholders, read more: Challis Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather.
Because of Wild Love Preserve's continued due-diligence, collaborative, and pro-active efforts since 2010 with the Challis-Idaho BLM, there has not been a helicopter roundup of the Challis Herd since October 2012. Prior to Wild Love Preserve, the Challis BLM's intent was to conduct federally funded helicopter roundups and removals every other year. As of February 2018, we are able to share another positive step forward. Wild Love Preserve and the Challis-Idaho BLM will work together on the current Environmental Assessment of the Challis Herd Management Area as a collective whole, and together develop a 10-year pro-active management plan for the Challis Herd in conjunction with, and relation to, this indigenous ecosystem on our multi-use public lands as an interconnected whole. This collaborative work sets yet another new precedent which serves to benefit our work on all six herd management areas in Idaho, and wild horse regions in the west. More here: Wild Game Changer
With your support we will continue saving wild lives, indigenous habitats, and taxpayer dollars. We invite you to learn more, contribute, and inquire with questions. Watch this Ch6 nightly news story from May 2016: "The Balancing Act of The Challis Wild Horses"
WE INVITE YOU TO WALK WITH US ON THE WILD SIDE
"Wild Love Preserve is about us all, a reflection of our humanity." - Andrea Maki
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