DHC Board Members

About Us


The vision of the Dishman Hills Conservancy is a vibrant and contiguous ecosystem in the Dishman Hills area, permanently protected, well managed and recognized as an asset for the community.

Core Values

Integrity       Stewardship        Advocacy


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.


Founded in 1966, The Dishman Hills Conservancy (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 Dishman Hills Conservancy 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. 

DHC 2013 Form 990

DHC 2012 Form 990

DHNAA 2011 Form 990

DHNAA 2010 Form 990

Monthly Board Meetings

The Conservancy board of directors usually meets the third Tuesday of each month. Board members are elected at the annual membership meeting for two year terms.

May and June meetings are often in the lodge at Camp Caro so call Jeff Lambert, 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.

Place of meeting is normally the Ben Burr Building, 5195 South Regal Street, Spokane, WA., however the May and June meetings are often in the lodge at Camp Caro.

Current Board of Directors

Chris Kopczynski, President KopConstruction Co. Inc.

Brian McGinn, Secretary
Spokane County Attorney

David Schaub Entrepreneur

Sam Joseph, VP
Retired Physician

Suzy Dix
Dix Farm, Inc -
Windermere - Real Estate

Guy Gifford
Dept of Natural Resources

Art Zack

Forest Ecologist


Michael Hamilton, Treasurer  Geologist

Steve Trefts
Northwest Trustee and Management Services

Mary Weathers
Ph.D. Psychologist, Retired

David Duba


Executive Director

Jeff Lambert 

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