By way of private supporters Project WLP has rescued and removed these native Idaho wild horses from the existing taxpayer funded system. This is the second largest adoption in BLM history, however first of its kind in intent and action. Thanks to unprecedented teamwork, we have secured these wild lives in a new manner to remain forever together on permanently protected WLP native wild expanse on home turf in Idaho.
This 2012 Challis Helicopter Roundup was in October, adoptions began in December, along with WLP's purchase of all older authority horses, and our mass adoption took place during the first half of January 2013. Because a mass adoption like this had never been done before, there were many twists, turns and challenges faced to meet BLM requirements, including specially modified corrals and other site-specific logistics. As per the system, the BLM monitors adopted wild horses regularly for a year, before adopters take ownership.