Washington State’s Oldest Land Trust

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Dishman Hills Conservancy is to permanently protect the Dishman Hills while connecting people to nature through conservation, education, and recreation.

OUR VISION

We envision a vibrant, continuous ecosystem from the Dishman Hills Natural Area and the Rocks of Sharon to the Stevens Creek Trailhead that is permanently protected, well managed, and recognized as an asset to the Greater Spokane Community.

CORE VALUES

DHC’s core values are stewardship, advocacy, integrity, education, and conservation.

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1966, the DHC is Washington State’s oldest Land Trust. We have a lean staff, a hardworking Board of Directors, and hundreds of members and volunteers from the community.

Board of Directors


CHRIS KOPCZYNSKI
Board President of DHC
Owner of KOP Construction


CHRIS BIEKER
Secretary of DHC
Writing Specialist


SUZY DIX
Board Member of DHC
Dix Farm & Real Estate
Windermere


ALLEN  “A.T.” MILLER, J.D.
Board Member of DHC
Environmental  & Land Use Attorney


RICK SEVERN, M.Ed Science
Board Member of DHC
Teacher & Naturalist


JON ISACOFF, Ph.D.
Vice President of DHC
Gonzaga University


BETSY BANCROFT, Ph.D.
Board Member of DHC
Aquatic Ecologist
Gonzaga University


GUY GIFFORD
Stewardship Chair of DHC
WA Dept. of Natural Resources


CAROL NEUPERT
Fundraiser
Retired


MARY WEATHERS, Ph.D.
Board Member of DHC
Psychologist


JIM HARLESS
Treasurer of DHC
CPA-Retired


LYNN BRIGGS, Ph.D.
Board Member of DHC
Eastern Washington University


MICHAEL HAMILTON
Board Member of DHC
President Emeritus
Geologist


ELLEN PICKEN
Board Member of DHC


Art Zack, Ph.D.
Board Member of DHC
Forest Ecologist


Contact Us

Committees

The Dishman Hills Conservancy has volunteer committees for Stewardship and Education. Joining a committee is one of the best ways for volunteers to get involved with the DHC in an area of their choosing and maintain regular contact with other members and DHC leaders.

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee has two focuses, caring for the Dishman Hills ecosystem with a focus on plant communities, and maintaining infrastructure including trails and trailheads. Their work includes implementing the DHC Stewardship Management Plan, conservation monitoring, habitat restoration, and planning, construction, & maintenance of trails and trailheads. The Stewardship Committee, led by Guy Gifford and Dan Wilson, meets monthly in the Shape Executive Center lower level meeting room. To learn more about the Stewardship Committee, email Guy at Stewardship@DishmanHills.org.

Education Committee

The Education Committee collaborates with local schools and educators to organize educational events in the Dishman Hills, such as Kids in the Hills. The Education Committee, led by Rick Severn, meets monthly in the Shape Executive Center lower level meeting room. To learn more about the Education Committee, email Rick at Education@DishmanHills.org.