Wolf Packs in Washington

Annual Report - Pack Statistics
(as of December 31, 2014)

Washington's wolf population has continued to grow, according to a statewide survey conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2014.  The survey confirmed the presence of at least 68 wolves in 16 wolf packs with a total of 5 successful breeding pairs by the end of the year.  Wildlife managers emphasize that the actual number of wolves in the state is likely higher than those confirmed by the survey. The survey is not designed to account for every wolf within the state, but rather to monitor the species' progress toward recovery.

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Map of Washington State wolf packs. 16 confirmed packs and 2 that den outside of Washington.

Recovery Region Confirmed Pack Minimum Count Successful
Breeding Pairs
Eastern Washington Carpenter Ridge  4 Yes
Diamond 2 No
Dirty Shirt 3 No
Goodman Meadows 6 Yes
Huckleberry 6 Yes
Nc'icn (CCT) 4 No
Profanity Peak 6 Yes
Salmo 3 No
Smackout 5 No
Strawberry (CCT) 3 No
Tucannon 2 No
Wedge 2 No
Whitestone (CCT) 2 No
Misc/Lone Wolves 8  
Northern Cascades Lookout 4 No
Teanaway 5 Yes
Wenatchee 2 No
Misc/Loners 1  
S Cascades & NW Coast None 0 None
Statewide Total 68 5

CCT = wolf pack managed by Colville Confederated Tribes on the Colville Indian Reservation