48th Annual Buttercup Hike one of the largest in DHC history!
Long-time DHC president and resident geologist, Michael Hamilton, explaining the finer points of Geology in the Dishman Hills during the DHC's 48th annual Buttercup Hike on
Saturday, April 12th.
On Saturday April 12th, the DHC held its 48th annual Buttercup Hike at the Dishman Hills Natural Resource Conservation Area. The event was attended by some 130 hikers, and a good time was had by all.
Thank you to all those who attended, and made the day a memorable and rewarding experience for us at the DHC.
Glacier lilies are one of the many spring-time flowers that grace
the Dishman Hills.
Michael Hamilton speaking to his group during the Buttercup Hike
More spring-time flowers overlooking the Spokane Valley in the
Dishman Hills Natural Resources COnservation Area.
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. Or as some like to say, It's about the moose in your backyard
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
MissionOur 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.