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Important Note:  Wolves in this area are currently listed as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act. All management related to harassment and take of wolves is regulated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, not ODFW. The information below reflects ODFW rules regarding wolf management, but in regards to harassment and take, these rules are superseded by federal law.

Areas of Known Wolf Activity
Lethal Take by ODFW

Areas of Known Wolf Activity (AKWA)

What is an “Area of Known Wolf Activity” and when/how is it designated?

An Area of Known Wolf Activity (AKWA) is an area which is designated by ODFW showing where resident wolves and/or packs have become established. AKWA designation is based on actual wolf data or information which is verified by ODFW, and not reports or other hearsay. AKWA’s are only designated in situations of repeated wolf use over a period of time. For example, a single photo or a set of tracks showing that a wolf may be traveling through an area would not be designated an AKWA.

When repeated wolf activity is established, ODFW will delineate AKWA boundaries using actual location data points. In situations where wolves are resident but location data is limited, ODFW will use a fixed circle of a size based on home range data from other packs. AKWA’s will periodically change as new information becomes available.

What does an AKWA mean to a livestock producer?

  • ODFW coordinates with livestock producers within designated AKWA’s to discuss topics such as the Oregon Wolf Plan, current wolf management and conservation, how to recognize and report wolf activity, and appropriate non-lethal measures.
  • Livestock producers within AKWA’s are encouraged to access the information associated with known wolves or packs.

Producers are encouraged to implement non-lethal measures which are designed to minimize conflicts between wolves and livestock.

Known Oregon Wolf Packs
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Currently designated AKWAs

Lethal Take

All management related to harassment and lethal take of wolves west of Hwys 395-78-95 is regulated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


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