Gray Wolf

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Photo Credit: ODFW

Overview

  • Species Common Name Gray Wolf
  • Species Scientific Name Canis lupus
  • Federal Listing Status Endangered (west of Highways 395, 78, and 95)

Ecoregions

    Special needs

    Protection measures are prescribed in detail in the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan (2005 and amended 2010, see below).

    Limiting factors

    Gray wolves are limited by availability of disturbance-free areas. They are found primarily in forested landscapes where adequate prey (e.g., deer and elk) persist.

    Conservation actions

    The conservation and management of gray wolves in Oregon is directed and governed by the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan (2005 and amended 2010, see below).

    Key reference or plan

    Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan