Dishman Hills Conservation Area in Spokane, WA
Our last hike in Spokane before our travels continued. We went to The Dishman Hills Conservancy (DHC) to hike the moderately challenging Iller Creek Trail.
A local conservationist, Tom Rogers, founded the DHC Hills in 1966 to protect the hills from Spokane’s growing suburbs. 57 years later, the organization still acquires land to “steward our lands by building trails, enhancing wildlife habitat, preventing wildfires, restoring native plant ecosystems, and controlling weeds.”
The Conservancy bought the first 80 acres in 1967; 3,200 acres of the Dishman Hills are protected today, forming a green heart in Spokane Valley and relatively close to downtown, for visitors to enjoy and wildlife to thrive!