The Indigo group of wolves was the first documented in Lane County in close to a century, and they are among the few wolves living in western Oregon.
After several years of public wolf sightings in this area, tracks of multiple wolves were found in late 2018. In February 2019, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service trail cameras in the Umpqua National Forest photographed three wolves in the area (see below).
Then, in October 2019, USFWS and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that the family had four pups in spring. New photos were released, and are included in the gallery below.
In 2019, the pack produced three pups that survived through the end of the year. During the same winter count, they were counted a breeding pair. A separate wolf was also counted in the northern part of the Indigo Pack’s territory.
In the following 2020 winter count, the Indigo Pack produced one pup that survived to the end of the year but they were not counted as a breeding pair. Similar to the following year, one wolf that is likely not a member of the pack was counted in the northern part of the territory.
Current Numbers: 5
Pack Status: Designated 2020