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Indigo Wolves

Area of Known Wolf Activity

Indigo AKWA

Current Indigo 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.

Timeline

2019

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.

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Wolf from the Indigo group on Feb. 20, 2019. Photo courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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