Gray wolves in Washington State
Wolves are in the process of naturally re-establishing themselves in Washington, which makes for healthier and more balanced natural areas. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to work with our partners, including State and Federal agencies, Tribes, industry and private landowners to minimize conflict and benefit wolf conservation across the State.
In Washington, the gray wolf (Canis lupus) is federally listed as endangered in most of the State; however gray wolves in eastern Washington (see map) have been federally delisted. Gray wolves are State listed as endangered throughout Washington.