DHC Board Members

About Us


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.

Core Values

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.


Founded in 1966, The Dishman Hills Conservancy (DHC) is one of Washington State's oldest Land Trusts. We advocate for the permanent protection of the natural lands in the Dishman Hills and Tower Mountain areas of Spokane, Spokane Valley and unincorporated Spokane County.

The organization has a long history of volunteerism and relies upon the financial support of our members. Members are encouraged to get involved with the organization in many ways including by joining one of our guided hikes, participating in volunteer stewardship work days, serving on one of our committees or the board, and by financially contributing to our continued conservation efforts.

The Dishman Hills Conservancy in partnership with Spokane County Parks and Recreation and the Washington Department of Natural Resources is responsible for management and stewardship of the Dishman Hills Natural Area and several other properties along the Dishman Hills.

All submitted compliance form 990s submitted to the IRS are available at www.GuideStar.org where Dishman Hills Conservancy has received a Platinum award of the highest transparency of disclosure by a nonprofit.

DHC 2018 Form 990

DHC 2017 Form 990

DHC 2016 Form 990

DHC 2015 Form 990

DHC 2014 Form 990

Monthly Board Meetings

The Conservancy board of directors usually meets the third Tuesday of each month at a variety of locations

Call Jeff Lambert, 509-999-5100, to verify place and time.

Annual Membership Meeting of the Dishman Hills Conservancy

Traditionally the Third Tuesday of January, the Annual Membership meeting is an opportunity for qualified, current members to elect the board of directors.

Current Board of Directors

Chris Kopczynski, PresidentKop Construction

Jon Isacoff, Secretary, Gonzaga University

Wendy Dingus Acountant

Carol Christensen, REI

Phil Santinoceto, Data Scientist, Morphologic

Rick Severn, Educator 

Barb Richardson, VP
Director, WSU Spokane Health Sciences

Suzy Dix,

Windermere Real Estate

Guy Gifford
WA Dept of Natural Resources

Art Zack

Forest Ecologist

Michael Hamilton, Geologist

Jim Harless, Treasurer  Schoedel & Schoedel Accounting

Rob Hawley, RBC Wealth Management

Mary Weathers
Ph.D. Psychologist,

David Duba


Marya Nowakowski
Community Development

Executive Director

Jeff Lambert 

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