NESPELEM, Wash. — Two new wolf packs were recently confirmed within the Colville Indian Reservation, according to officials with Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife.
Collar data showed biologists that the alpha male from a wolf pack known as the Strawberry Pack dispersed and formed a new home range. The collared male and other wolves formed the Nason Pack.
Additionally, biologists confirmed the Frosty Pack through successfully collaring an adult male. The addition of the new packs brings the total number of wolf packs on the reservation to five. Each of the packs has one collared wolf, officials said.
Wildlife staff were able to trap and collar a 92-pound male wolf from the Frost Pack and an 84-pound female from the Strawberry Pack.
Officials said biologists will continue to monitor the new packs.