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North Emily Pack

Area of Known Wolf Activity

Chesnimnus Wolves AKWA

Current North Emily AKWA map (pdf)

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.  Information about specific wolf-livestock conflicts can be found on the Wolf and Livestock Updates page.

Previous North Emily AKWA maps (for reference only – see above for current map)



April 21, 2021 – In 2020, the North Emily Pack produced one pup that survived to the end of the year and was not counted as a breeding pair.  The breeding male was not documented at the end of the year.


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


April 8, 2019 – In 2018, the North Emily Pack produced five pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair.  Radio-collar data showed a 144mi² use area in the Mt. Emily WMU with 51%, 34%, and 15% of location data points on private, public, and tribal lands, respectively.


April 12, 2018 – In 2017, the North Emily Wolves produced at least four pups, but the status of the pups is unknown and were not counted as a breeding pair. An adult male was radio-collared in May and collar data showed a 130mi² use area primarily in Mt. Emily WMU with 79% of location data points on private lands.


April 10, 2017 – New wolf activity in 2016 was documented in the territory previously held by the Umatilla River Pack.  Reports, sightings, and remote photographs confirmed the presence of three wolves in the area.


July 21 , 2016 – Since January 2016, two wolves have been photographed occasionally in the area previously used by the Umatilla River Pack. In late June, reproduction was confirmed via remote camera photographs of 2 pups. The AKWA map (dated 7/21/2016) shows the area typically used by wolves north of the Umatilla River where they are confined by geographic features and established neighboring wolf packs. Biologists will continue monitoring activities to learn more about these wolves.


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