The "Wild Heart of Spokane"
The Dishman Hills are a wonderful woodland area tucked into a highly residential area, surrounded on two sides by the cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley. The area is home to many unique native plant and animal species and presents fabulous opportunities for near-urban hiking, trail running, environmental education and solitary contemplation in nature.
The Dishman Hills Conservancy is actively working to conserve and connect the existing Conservation Areas in the Dishman Hills Conservation Corridor. We do this in part by buying and conserving lands along the Dishman Ridge between Camp Caro and Stevens Creek. Our vision is that through our work the three existing Dishman Hills Conservation Areas - the Natural Area, the Glenrose Area and Iller Creek - will become a contiguous conservation area that provides crucial wildlife habitat while allowing for low-impact public recreation.
If you value quiet recreation opportunities and promoting local conservation work, please show your support and appreciation by donating to the DHC today.
In order to get to know the area better we invite you to download a map and then get out on the trails to explore the many facets of the Dishman Hills.
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DHC is raising funds to buy 137 acres on Willow Springs for a new trailhead!
The Dishman Hills Conservancy has an aggressive conservation plan to acquire 1200 acres by 2022 and connect the existing conservation areas. The 120-acres adjoining Big Rock in the Iller Creek Unit was acquired for about $600,000 in December of 2018. DHC has an agreement to purchase another 120-acres off of Willow Springs Road. We will need $800,000 by September of 2019 to complete this purchase.
These acquisitions have high diversity of plants and animals including birds, butterflies and large mammals such as moose, elk, deer and bear. The benefits include improved access from a new trailhead on Willow Springs Road for recreation and education.
Lots of other great events coming up with DHC
Check out our Events Page for information on our Hikes and other upcoming events.
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