2023 in Pictures

January 26, 2024

While the new year is a great time to set new goals, it also serves as a reminder to reflect on the past year. Before we get too settled into this new year, let’s take another look back on some favorite moments from 2023.

Spokane Tribal Council secretary Monica Tonasket shares the importance of salmon to the history and future of the tribe with Washington State Parks commissioners in the spring.

The Schlepp property along the Coeur d’Alene River is one of several conservation agreements designed to support the work of the Restoration Partnership to clean up legacy mining waste in the Silver Valley.

Volunteer Hike Docent Patti Ziegler poses with her posse on a bridge at Liberty Lake County Park. Your Conservancy was instrumental in protecting the popular Cedar Grove at Liberty Lake.

LightHawk volunteer pilot Rick Durden took INLC staff members Mike Crabtree, Carol Corbin, and visual storytelling Megan Kennedy on an aerial tour of the Inland Northwest.

Washington State Parks staff Danny Murphy, Justin Krogstad, and Noah Voss witness salmon being returned to the Little Spokane River on August 11.

Salmon Safe, Brick West Brewing, and INLC hosted the River Reunion, to launch Upstream, a Salmon Safecertified draft beer.

Staff member Gillian Rowe and volunteer Gavin Christensen check participants in for a screening of the Spokane Climate Project, hosted by Measure Meant and Rogue Heart Media on behalf of the Conservancy.

Volunteers construct a “bug hotel” under the tutelage of Conservancy Stewardship Director Rose Richardson at our Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve.

Thank you to everyone who played a part in making 2023 such a fabulous year for the Conservancy. We cannot wait for yet another year of conservation successes!