WDFW Range Map

The Touchet Pack formed in 2016, when OR35, a female wolf from Oregon, dispersed into Washington and reared pups with a mate.

The breeding female (OR35) then dispersed from the Touchet Pack in 2018 and found another wolf to form the Butte Creek Pack in the Blue Mountains of southeast Washington.

A collared yearling male, 79m, likely her son, dispersed from the pack in 2018 and traveled through Oregon into Idaho.

Collared wolves that dispersed from Washington packs in 2018. WDFW

As of the end of 2018, the family had 4 wolves and was counted as a successful breeding pair for the year.

In May 2019, state wolf biologists captured and collared an adult female pack member. During the 2019-2020 winter survey, state wildlife biologists confirmed that the family successfully raised pups for 2019, and that the pack had a minimum of 9 members.

The pack was considered to have a successful breeding pair during the 2020-2021 winter survey, where a minimum of 13 members of the pack was counted.

Current Numbers: 13

Pack Status: Designated 2016

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife – Touchet Pack