December is always a busy and exciting time for the DHC, but this year is even more exciting because of an opportunity we have to purchase two additional properties in the Dream Trail corridor.
The Dishman Hills are a unique treasure in your back yard, but without your immediate investment, it will soon be gone. And we all know that once it’s gone, it’s never coming back. We need your support now before it is too late.
Together we have made amazing progress towards securing a single, unbroken conservation corridor, adding an additional 269 acres near the Glenrose neighborhood and opening the new Stevens Creek parking lot and trailhead with access to Big Rock in the last year alone.
Your tax-deductible contribution of $50, $100 or $500 will help us reach our year-end goal of $50,000 to ensure trails, hill-top meadows and trees instead of fences, driveways and houses. So please donate today to help make the Dream Trail a reality.
With your help raising the funds necessary to purchase these two properties, we can all look forward to more land in the Dishman Hills set aside for conservation and recreation in 2014.
Preserving the open spaces of the Dishman Hills would not be possible without the work of people like you. So thank you for your support.
Dishman Hills is a unique and special little woodland tucked into a highly residential area. There are ponds with frog choruses and wildflowers add splashes of color to the forest greens and browns. Springs feed lush wetlands and animals come to browse.
These animals do not come through downtown. They travel down the ridge from Tower Mountain, Mica Peak and Turnbull Wildlife Refuge following their corridor to the Dishman Hills Natural Resources Conservation Area commonly known as the Dishman Hills Natural Area. They can’t own and protect their travel way, but with your help we can.
Welcome to our website! Download a map and travel the forest pathways or take a virtual trip through our photo gallery both here and on Facebook, then help us keep Spokane Near Nature, Near Perfect.
The vision of the Dishman Hills Conservancy is a vibrant and contiguous ecosystem in the Dishman Hills area, permanently protected, well managed and recognized as an asset for the community.
Integrity Stewardship Advocacy
Our mission is to conserve the lands within the Dishman Hills, Dishman Ridge and Tower Mountain areas. We work towards this goal by collaboration with private land owners, other organizations and government entities with a similar vision. We steward these lands using high standards of land trust management and we advocate for their value as a natural and educational resource.
* Discover Pass Not Required for Dishman Hills Trailheads
The Dishman Hills Natural Area Association (DHNAA) Board elected to change the name of the organization to doing business as (DBA) the Dishman Hills Conservancy (DHC) in Spring 2012 to reflect the significant conservation land owned and stewardship activities outside of the Natural Area. DHC still focuses on the Dishman Hills including the Natural Resource Conservation Area to the north and Rocks of Sharon on the south side, but will as well be helping with the new Dishman Hills Conservation Area, Iller Creek Conservation Area and lots of other projects. This proposed name change was then presented to the membership on 15 January, 2013 during the annual membership meeting and made permanent with the historic DHNAA name being transitioned to a DBA.