Current Douglas County 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. Wolves in Douglas County are currently listed as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act, so all management related to harassment and take of wolves is regulated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, not ODFW.
Click on each wolf group for more information:
April 19, 2022 – In 2021, the Indigo Pack produced at least two pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair.
April 21, 2021 – In 2020, the Indigo Pack produced one pup that survived to the end of the year and was not counted as a breeding pair. During the winter count, one wolf that is likely separate (or not a member of) from the pack was counted in the northern part of the AKWA.
April 15, 2020 – In 2019, the Indigo Pack produced three pups that survived to the end of year and was counted as a breeding pair. During the winter count one separate wolf was counted in the northern part of the AKWA.
March 21, 2019 – A new Area of Known Wolf Activity (AKWA) has been designated by ODFW in the eastern portion of the Indigo Unit (Douglas and Lane Counties). Wolf activity has been reported by the public in this area for several years and biologists found tracks of multiple wolves (suggesting wolves were resident in the area) in late 2018. Trail camera images of three wolves were captured by a US Fish and Wildlife Service remote camera on Feb. 20, 2019 in the Umpqua National Forest.
The Indigo Wolves were not counted as a pack or breeding pair in 2018.
|Wolf from the Indigo group on Feb. 20, 2019. Photo courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Previous Indigo AKWA maps (for reference only): 12/31/2020, 12/31/2019, 03/21/2019 (pdfs)
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