WDFW Range Map

This group of two wolves was confirmed as a pack in 2018. One of the pair was a female disperser from the the Touchet Pack (collared in Oregon, and known as OR35), who paired with an unknown wolf. She had previously been the breeding female of the Touchet Pack, but dispersed from that area into the new Butte Creek territory. As of the end of 2018, the two Butte Creek wolves were not counted as a breeding pair.

Collared wolves that dispersed from Washington packs in 2018. WDFW

They currently range in a territory bordering or overlapping those of the Grouse Flats, Tucannon, and Touchet Packs in southeast Washington, just along the Oregon border. Both the Grouse Flats Pack and the Butte Creek Pack are known to use parts of the Wenaha Management Unit just across the border into Oregon.

The 2019-2020 winter survey counted four wolves in the pack and confirmed successful breeding for 2019.

The 2020-2021 winter survey did not confirm a breeding pair.

Current Numbers: 4

Pack Status: Designated 2018

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife – Butte Creek Pack