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 protected statewide by the Wolf Plan and Oregon statute.
Wolves were removed from the federal Endangered Species List east of Hwys 395/78/95 in 2011. Wolves were removed from the Endangered Species list west of that line on Jan. 4, 2021 then relisted on Feb. 10, 2022. Therefore the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service retains management authority west of Hwys 395/78/95 and makes all decisions regarding harassment and take (lethal removal) in that area.