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.
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.
Current Numbers: 9
Pack Status: Designated 2016