Two wolves.First spotting of multiple wolves in the MHNF posted on 02/01/2018
(MT) – Two wolves have been spotted on the White River Area
and Mt. Hood National Forest and have also been observed on the Warm Springs
Indian Reservation, according to a report from the Oregon Department of Fish
and Wildlife (ODFW).
The sighting is the first-time multiple wolves have been
documented in the northern portion of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains since they
started returning to Oregon in the 2000s.
A lone wolf was observed in the White River Area in December
2013, and a wolf from the Imnaha park roamed the area on his way to Klamath
County. Later in 2015, one wolf was documented in Wasco County.
Wolves in Wasco County and anywhere west of Hwys. 395-78-95
are protected by the federal Endangered Species Act, so U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service is the lead management agency.
ODFW will provide additional information about Oregon’s wolf
population in March, after the agency completes its annual winter surveys and
minimum population count.