Identifying Potential Partners

Identifying potential partners, making contact with them, and establishing partnerships has been a big asset for FOAL.

It comes as no surprise that we have formed an on-going partnership with the BLM. Fairly early on, we developed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the BLM, and we have partnered with them on nearly all of our projects involving the wild horses and the HMA.

Other partners include: Marathon Oil CompanyWyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource TrustWyoming Wildlife Federation, Shoshone Back Country Horsemen, Cody High School Outdoor Club, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, the graphic arts department of Northwest CollegePark County Weed and Pest DistrictBig Horn County Weed and Pest DistrictHumane Society of the United States (HSUS), Montana Conservation CorpsWildlife Land Trust, a local chapter of the Audubon Society, and the National Wild Turkey Foundation.

FOAL corresponds with other wild horse advocacy groups. Our primary contact is with our closest neighbor, the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center. They kindly shared their 501 (c) (3) application paperwork to use as a template when we were putting together FOAL’s. We have met with them on several occasions, and we share common ideas and goals.

FOAL joined and keeps up membership with the Chambers of Commerce in our local cities. As a member, FOAL has hosted “Business After Hours” gatherings that serve to support our education goals as well as nurture connections with and among the different communities.

FOAL invites local media to our public events and to see our projects.

Founding member of Friends of a Legacy (FOAL) Ada Inbody, left, shows Barb Klein of Powell, right, her Pneu-Dart air gun she uses to administer shots of PZP birth control to wild horses after “The Wild Horses in Your Backyard” brown bag presentation by FOAL at the Park County Library on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Inbody has administered over 500 darts since 2011.