Wolf Pack Confirmed On West Side Of Blues: Paper

ODFW is today confirming a wolf pack in the upper Walla Walla River basin in Umatilla County just south of the Washington state line, though not much else is know about it, according to a Pendleton paper.

The East Oregonian reports:

Mark Kirsch is the Umatilla District wildlife biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He said more than one Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf has settled in the Walla Walla River/Mill Creek system.

“When we say more than one wolf, I think we’re pretty confident we have no less than three,” Kirsch said.

But it’s too early to say just what kind of “social formation” these wolves are in, he said,

“We know so little at this point,” Kirsch said. “The source of our current efforts is to try and understand that.”

The area was the scene of wolf reports earlier in January.

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