Update on Washington wolves

Updated: 3/6/2019 8:31 AM

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Gray Wolf
Photo by Gary Kramer, USFWS

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The gray wolf (Canis lupus), a native species that was nearly extirpated early last century, is returning to Washington on its own, dispersing from populations in other states and provinces. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is working to manage this recovering endangered species, guided by a citizen-developed plan to address conflicts with livestock and impacts to other wildlife species. Citizen reports of wolf activity and problems are encouraged as WDFW staff monitor the growth of Washington's wolves.

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Wolf Packs in Washington (as of December 2017)
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Map showing locations and ranges of Washington State's 22 wolf packs.