The wolf population showed a five percent increase compared to 2021’s count. The study also found Washington’s first recolonized wolf pack in the south Cascades.
The study is the 14th in a row to show an increase.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Tribes found 37 packs of 216 wolves throughout the state. Breeding pairs increase by seven to now have 26 successful pairs. The last study showed 206 total wolves among 33 packs and 19 breeding pairs.