Endangered (E) :
"A species 'in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.'"
ENDANGERED in the states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia; and portions of Arizona, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, North Dakota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, and Washington. Mexico.
- * Federal protections were recently restored to gray wolves in the Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin) on December 19th, 2014. Previously, the populations in that region had been delisted in accordance with a ruling in 2012.
" A species 'likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.'"
THREATENED in the states of Minnesota.
- * The 12/19/14 ruling returned the gray wolf to this status in Minnesota after the population was delisted in 2012.
"Species that has been removed from the list due to recovery, original data in error, or extinction."
DELISTED in the states of Idaho, Montana, and in portions of eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and north central Utah (2011). Wyoming's wolves were delisted in 2012, and then classified under EXPN, XN (experimental non-essential population) in 2014.
Great Lakes region:
Minnesota: 2,278 2016 >> 2,856 2017 >> 2,655 2019
Wisconsin: 925 2016 >> 905 2017 914-978 2019
Michigan: 618 2016
Northern Rocky Mountain region:
Idaho: 786 2016 >> 1,541 2020
Montana: 447 2016 >> 663 2017 >> 819 2019
Wyoming: 377 2016 >> 347 2017 >> 311 2020
Oregon: 112 2016 >> 124 2017 158 2019
Washington: 90 2015 >> 122 2017 108 2019
California: 9> 2016 >> 8 2017
Alaska: 7,000-11,000 2020
(numbers) last updated 7/24/2020
Species Profile for Gray wolf (Canis lupus)
Western Gray Wolf: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Species Status Codes