We are sharing news that there will be a BLM (Bureau of Land Management) helicopter roundup of the Challis Herd conducted this November. Because of Wild Love Preserve's due-diligence and pro-active work since 2010 with the Challis wild horses, Idaho BLM, and stakeholders, there has not been a government roundup of the Challis wild horses since 2012, versus every 2-3 years, and our programs have saved taxpayers well over $7.5 million.
The BLM's determined Appropriate Management Level (AML) for the number of Challis wild horses living in their native habitat on the 154,150 acres of multi-use public lands known as the Challis Herd Management Area (HMA) is 185. Presently, the BLM's headcount is at approximately 365 wild horses after seven years since the 2012 roundup removals left the count at 185 AML, which was followed by the pro-active implementation of our collaborative Native PZP-1Year population management program. Compare this with the 2012 headcount being over 400 after three years following the 2009 Challis roundup removals that had also left the count at 185 AML.
Wild Love Preserve was boots-on-the-ground for the 2012 Challis Roundup and we will be there monitoring for the entirety of the 2019 Challis Roundup in central Idaho. At this time we are asking for your support as we prepare for our multi-faceted work, leading up to, during, and following this 2019 BLM Challis Roundup, which includes being able to adopt those Challis wild horses not otherwise adopted and give them a permanent life of wildness with Wild Love Preserve, as we did in 2012. Thank you for considering a tax-deductible donation.
We have also launched a Wild Love fundraising campaign thru September 26 to get a T-shirt or Hoodie and support the work of Wild Love Preserve as we prepare, during + following the 2019 BLM Challis Roundup. Our rally call is "Love, Love, Wild Love" and we invite you to join us! T-shirts are available in Ladies, Unisex, and Youth sizes. We also have Hoodies. Click below for this campaign.