The Dishman Hills Conservancy (DHC) has been selected to receive a wildlife habitat grant of to $803,700 from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. Thanks to the generous support of our members and donors, the DHC has used this grant to pay for 260 acres of land adjoining the Rocks of Sharon which include the newly acquired Wilson Conservation Area. These property additions expanded our existing wildlife habitat and protect native plant ecosystems, supporting biodiversity in the Dishman Hills area.
Even though the Wilson Conservation Area is now owned by DHC, it is not yet open to the public, as there are no parking areas or trails on the property yet. DHC is looking forward to adding a trailhead and eventually connecting the Wilson area to the existing Iller Creek trail network.
If you would like to help further our mission to connect and protect the Dishman Hills, we invite you to consider donating today. Since the DHC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all donations made before the end of the year are tax deductible for 2019.
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.
DHC Purchased 137 acres on Willow Springs Road!
The Dishman Hills Conservancy has an aggressive conservation plan to acquire 1200 acres by 2022 and connect the existing conservation areas. The 120-acre Big Rock Addition in the Iller Creek Unit was acquired for about $600,000 in December of 2018.
DHC has finalized the purchase of 137 acres in the new Jack & Mary Jane Wilson Conservation Area. These acquisitions have high diversity of native plants and animals including moose, elk, deer, and bear. Aside from nature conservation, we also plan to add new trails and a new trailhead to expand recreational access to our lands.
Lots of other great events coming up with DHC
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