Current Chesnimnus Pack AKWA map (pdf)
Within Areas of Known Wolf Activity (AKWA) certain preventative measures are recommended to minimize wolf-livestock conflicts. Though not required, non-lethal measures are important to reduce depredation. If depredation becomes chronic and lethal control become necessary, ODFW’s ability to lethally remove depredating wolves will be dependent on the extent that non-lethal measures have been used and documented. Information about specific wolf-livestock conflicts can be found on the Wolf and Livestock Updates page.
Previous Chesnimnus Pack AKWA maps (for reference only – see above for current map)
• 6/24/2016 (pdf)
• 7/21/2014 (pdf)
April 10, 2017 – During 2016, the breeding female of Chesnimnus Pack was radio-collared. The pack produced at least four pups that survived to the end of the year and the pack was counted as a breeding pair.
June 28, 2016 – Resident wolf activity has been documented again in the Chesnimnus Unit. Biologists will continue to monitor to learn more about these wolves.
March 4, 2016 – From the 2015 Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report
In November of 2014, OR23 (a female from the Umatilla River Pack) dispersed to the northern portion of Wallowa County and later paired with a male wolf. The pair was called the Chesnimnus pair in the 2014 Annual Report. In February the pair moved to the Sled Springs Unit and did not return to the Chesnimnus Unit. The new area they used covered 129 mi2 and 90% of locations were on private land. Three pups were produced that survived to the end of the year and the pack counts as a breeding pair. Moving forward the new pack will be named the Shamrock Pack. *See the Shamrock Pack page for more information about the Chesnimnus Pair.
February 25, 2015 – From the 2014 Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report
In November of 2014, OR23 (a female from the Umatilla River Pack) dispersed to the northern portion of the Chesnimnus Unit and later paired with a male wolf. Prior to OR23’s arrival in this area, at least four wolves had been documented in the same area during the summer, and three incidents of depredation were attributed to these wolves. All depredation incidents were prior to OR23 arriving. Collar data shows the new pair using a 380mi2 comprising 75% public lands.