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At Wild Peace Sanctuary we care for a small herd of wild horses and burros (donkeys), that have suffered abuse and/or neglect following their removal by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) from the wild. We are supporting our resident equines to live as naturally as possible while engaging them in regenerative agricultural practices to improve soil health, increase biodiversity, and aid in wildfire prevention. We host visitors and offer a seasonal program of workshops with a focus on identifying and working with native medicinal and edible plants, ancestral skills, and healing through connection with nature.

The sanctuary is located on 35 acres of wild meadows, elderberry and alder woodland, and steep forested ridges of Sitka spruce, hemlock, and Douglas fir, just a few miles inland from the spectacular central Oregon coast. A year-round creek runs through the property providing a seasonal home for the cut-throat trout, winter steelhead, and coho salmon that live and spawn here. Other native wildlife include beaver, kingfisher, salamander, red tailed hawk, black bear, barred owl, river otter, black-tailed deer, and bald eagle, as well as the Roosevelt elk, bobcats, and mountain lions who all pass through.




Founder of Wild Peace Sanctuary

Lara Lwin Treadaway has been communing with the wild in one way or another for as long as she can remember. An advocate for finding ways to reduce our dependence on the extractive industrial practices that are destroying earth's ecosystems, Lara lives a lifestyle of voluntary simplicity, embedded in nature alongside the animals and plants that she cares for. In addition to her work with the sanctuary, Lara is a director with the non-profit, R.O.A.D. for Change that has a focus on supporting local food security. A healing practitioner for more than two decades, she has a particular interest in supporting liberation from all forms of systemic oppression and healing trauma, which she connects with the rescue and rehabilitation of mistreated and neglected animals, and caring for and protecting the earth. Read more about her work with individuals, couples, and groups here.

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Landowner & Organic Farmer

Mary Fletcher Beal has been farming organically for more than three decades, and is passionate about creating and supporting local food security. She is glad to provide a home for Wild Peace Sanctuary to support their regenerative land projects and efforts to promote healing for animals, land, and people. The founder of R.O.A.D. (Rural Organic Agricultural Development) for Change, an Oregon-based non-profit focused on developing organic agriculture on rural lands through education and research, Mary is proud to have protected the land she stewards from chemical pollutants for more than half a century. A Cornell graduate, former English professor, and fierce advocate for women's rights, Mary was one of the founders of the first women's safe shelter in Lincoln County on the Oregon Coast. She lives with Sid, her St Bernard, and a clowder of black cats.

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If we are to live in harmony with the land and the animals again, we must learn from their wisdom and follow their natural ways.

“Each person, human or no, is bound to every other in a reciprocal relationship. Just as all beings have a duty to me, I have a duty to them.”


Robin Wall Kimmerer

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