For the last four years WWP's Greenfire
Preserve in Custer County, Idaho has been home to a growing band of wild horses.
The band is an offshoot of the largest wild horse herd in Idaho that lives 10
miles east of the Preserve in the Spar Canyon area. This summer there are eleven
horses including the stallion, seven mares and three foals born earlier this
spring. Just this year the horses have had to deal with a mountain lion, wolves
and the largest source of anxiety to them – a government helicopter. The horses
clearly associate helicopters with great danger primarily because the BLM uses
helicopters when they do horse gathers every other year in the area. The band at
Greenfire is safe at least as long as they stay around. The band often travels
off the property, but spends most of its time east of the river on the Preserve.