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Wolves in Oregon

Wolf Program Updates

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September 12, 2022

New Area of Known Wolf Activity – Warm Springs (Jefferson and Wasco Counties)

A new AKWA (Area of Known Wolf Activity) has been designated in the northern Oregon Cascades.

For more information.

August 24, 2022

Aerial wolf pack footage. View on YouTube

Advances in wolf monitoring with high tech help from OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers

In this video taken May 2022 in southwest Oregon, an adult wolf from the LAS13/OR115 group returns to its den. The video was taken from about 10,000 feet with a gyro-stabilized daytime and infrared video camera in one of OSP Fish and Wildlife’s planes.

Wildlife biologists typically use trail cameras and GPS radio collars to monitor wolf activity. During summer, that monitoring includes looking for pups out of the den.

Wolf pups are typically born in April, weaned in June, can weigh about 35 pounds by August, and sometimes wander away from the den or rendezvous site at this time of year.

For more information.

 

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Wolf Management

The Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and associated technical rules guide all ODFW wolf related activities. ODFW manages wolves in three wolf management zones (West Zone / Federally Listed, East Zone / Federally Listed, East Zone / Federally Delisted). Wolves throughout Oregon were delisted from the state Endangered Species List on November 10, 2015. Wolves are still protected statewide by the Wolf Plan and Oregon statute. Wolves west of Highways 395/78/95 were removed from the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) on January 4, 2021, then relisted on February 10, 2022.

Research

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Wolf Management Zones

About Gray Wolves

Wolf Biology

Identification of Wolf Sign

Frequently Asked Questions

Human and Wolf Interaction


What to expect if you encounter a wolf
What to expect if you encounter a wolf

Oregon Wolves

Oregon Wolf Population

Specific Wolves and Wolf Packs

Photo Gallery of Oregon Wolves

Video Gallery of Oregon Wolves

Known Oregon Wolf Packs
Areas of Known Wolf Activity
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Wolves and Livestock

The goal of Oregon’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan is to ensure the conservation of gray wolves as required by Oregon law while protecting the social and economic interests of all Oregonians. Minimizing wolf-livestock conflict and reducing livestock losses to wolves is an important part of the Wolf Plan.

Information and Assistance for Livestock Producers

Non-lethal Measures to Minimize Conflict

Depredation Investigations

Specific Information by Wolf Management Zone

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Recent changes to the Wolf-Livestock section
  • Confirmed depredation by Horseshoe Pack (Umatilla County)
  • Confirmed depredation by Balloon Tree Pack (Union County)
  • Confirmed depredation by Balloon Tree Pack (Union County)

Previous Updates

Wolf Management Zones
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