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Wasco County

Area of Known Wolf Activity

Wasco County AKWA Map

Current Wasco County map (pdf)

Previous Wasco County maps: 12/31/2021

Within Areas of Known Wolf Activity (AKWA) certain preventative measures are recommended to minimize wolf-livestock conflicts. Though not required, non-lethal measures are important to reduce depredation.  If depredation becomes chronic and lethal control become necessary, ODFW’s ability to lethally remove depredating wolves will be dependent on the extent that non-lethal measures have been used and documented. Wolves in Wasco County are currently listed as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act, so all management related to harassment and take of wolves is regulated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, not ODFW.

Click on each wolf group for more information:


Warm Springs Timeline


The Warm Springs wolves spend most of their time in Jefferson County.  See Jefferson County AKWA for more information.


White River Timeline


April 19, 2022 – Reproduction was not documented in 2021.  Three wolves were documented in the area at the end of 2021, and the group was not counted as a breeding pair.


April 21, 2021 – In 2020, the White River Pack produced at least four pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair.  Radio-collar data showed a 545 mi² use area with 87%, 12%, and 1% of location data points on tribal, private, and public lands, respectively.


April 15, 2020 – In 2019, the White River Pack produced at least two pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair.


April 8, 2019 – In 2018, the White River Pack produced three pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair.


April 12, 2018Two wolves were documented in southern Wasco County in 2017. More info.

Previous White River AKWA maps (for reference only): 12/31/2022, 08/20/2020, 04/09/2018 (pdfs)

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