DHC Board Members

About Us

Who We Are: "The Wild Heart of Spokane"

The Dishman Hills are a wonderful woodland area tucked into a highly residential neighborhood, 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 access to nature recreation opportunities, promoting stewardship, or nature education, please show your support and appreciation by donating to the Dishman Hills Conservancy (DHC) today.

Vision

The vision of the DHC is a vibrant and contiguous ecosystem in the Dishman Hills area, permanently protected, well managed and recognized as an asset for the community. We hope to connect the three existing Dishman Hills Conservation Areas - the Natural Area, the Glenrose Area, and Iller Creek - to form a contiguous conservation area that provides crucial wildlife habitat while allowing for low-impact public recreation.

Core Values

Integrity       Stewardship         Advocacy         Education        Conservation

Mission

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.

Background

Founded in 1966, The 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 DHC 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

Carol Christensen, REI

Phil Santinoceto, Data Scientist, Morphologic

Rick Severn, Educator

Michael Hamilton,
Geologist
 



Barb Richardson, VP
Director, WSU Spokane Health Sciences


Suzy Dix,

Windermere Real Estate

Guy Gifford
WA Dept of Natural Resources

Art Zack

Forest Ecologist


Jim Harless, Treasurer  Schoedel & Schoedel Accounting

Rob Hawley, RBC Wealth Management

Mary Weathers
Ph.D. Psychologist,

David Duba

Physician/Ecologist


Marya Nowakowski
Community Development



Executive Director
Jeff Lambert


Communications Director
Elijah Johnson

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