OUR MISSION

Connect and Protect the Dishman Hills

Join or Renew Your Membership Today!

Thinking about becoming a DHC member? Fall is the best time to join! New members who join the Fall of 2020 get membership through 2021 – three additional months – included for free.

Are you a member already? Existing members who renew in the Fall get membership through 2021 while earning a tax deduction for 2020.

Click below to join, renew, or learn more:

Halloween Hike through the Enchanted Ravine

Get outside this year for family-friendly, COVID-safe, outdoor Halloween fun! Click on the button below to learn more about the event and how to enter in our contest with prizes from Inland Northwest Trading Company

DHC Auction

Our first ever Online Auction was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated and donated items in support of the DHC – members, supporters, partners alike. As Spokane carefully begins to reopen, please consider supporting our business and organizational partners from the community who donated to help us with our mission to Connect and Protect the Dishman Hills in perpetuity:

24 Taps & Brews, Bike Hub, Caruso’s Sandwiches & Artisan Pizza, Crystal Madsen Photography, Fery’s Catering & Take Out, Fleet Feet, Living Water Lawn & Tree Care, The Northwest Museum of Art & Culture, Maryhill Winery, No-Li Brewhouse, Pend Orielle Shores Resort, Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop, Pizza Rita, Ramble Raven Gear Trader, Spokane Indians Baseball Club, Spoke ‘N Sport Bike Shop, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Wild Walls Climbing Gym, “With Love, Heather” Photography, and YMCA of the Inland Northwest.

Sponsorships

DHC has sponsorship opportunities for you as a way to direct your gift to the exact project you want to help. 

Kids in the Hills – $25 will sponsor one student for Kids in the Hills. Includes in-class study (when possible) and a full day of field study in the Hills!
Trail Signs – $100 sponsors a sign in the Hills to help with way finding and information along the trails!
Education Videos – $500 will fund a video for the new online education program called the Be At Home In Nature Program. This is an online version of Kids in the Hills that meets the state science standards.
Habitat Restoration – $1,000 per acre sponsors the future of the Hills – stewardship of the land and restoring native plant ecosystems for wildlife habitat.
Land Acquisition – $5,000 buys one acre of land to help close the gaps in the Dishman Hills before the land is developed.

To make a sponsorship, visit our DONATE NOW page here: https://dishmanhills.org/donate-now/ and use the comment section to designate your sponsorship to a specific project, or as a general donation. 

COVID-19 Resources

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities – Enjoying the outdoors has many physical and mental health benefits. Click the image above to view resources for enjoying the Dishman Hills.

Indoor Activities

Indoor Activities – Are you stuck inside? Bored? With kids? Click the image above for some great resources to keep you and your little ones occupied, engaged, and learning.

Our Response

The DHC office at 5915 S. Regal is closed until further notice. Click the image above to read more about DHC’s COVID-19 Response Plan.

Become a Member Today!

Make a donation today to become a member of the Dishman Hills Conservancy. A donation of $35 or more will grant membership through 2020. Members receive newsletters, priority invitations to DHC events, and updates on our mission. Fees for most events are covered in membership. Most importantly, members receive the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping build a lasting legacy of conservation land in the heart of the Greater Spokane community that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Click the GET INVOLVED button below to learn more.

MEET THE TEAM

The DHC is made up of a lean Staff, a hardworking Board of Directors, and a growing membership.

See the DONATE page to learn more.

Jeff Lambert

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jeff has been Executive Director since 2015. He holds a master’s degree in environmental science. Jeff served on many statewide and national organizations including the Nova Committee, Wild Washington Campaign, Spokane Mountaineers, Inland Northwest Trails Coalition, Spokane County Parks, and the Conservation Futures Campaign.

Elijah Johnson

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Eli was born and raised in Spokane and went to Lewis & Clark High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication and Visual Design from Eastern Washington University. Eli served on the Bicycle Advisory Board to the Spokane City Council, which advocates for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and is passionate about outdoor recreation.

Isobel Smith

OUTREACH DIRECTOR

Isobel first joined the DHC as an intern in 2019 and now organizes volunteers, hikes, and events as Outreach Director. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Gonzaga University. Originally from Southeast Alaska, she is passionate about the outdoors and conservation.

Our Causes

Conservation & Stewardship

The Dishman Hills consists of over 3,200 acres of protected land, jointly managed by Dishman Hills Conservancy, Spokane County Parks, and the Washington Department of Natural Resources. We are actively acquiring land to add to

Read More »

Recreation

From hiking and mountain biking to wildlife viewing and studying nature, the Dishman Hills offers an opportunity for all ages and interests to enjoy the outdoors. The Discover Pass is not required to enjoy the

Read More »

Education

The Dishman Hills Conservancy (DHC) provides opportunities for nature education such as the Kids in the Hills program and guided hikes & nature walks with local experts. Kids in the Hills is oriented towards elementary

Read More »