City Nature Challenge 2024

April 24, 2024

Join Inland Northwest Land Conservancy and our nature-loving community in gathering information about the land and species we all care about! Understanding the species that we share this earth with is critical to protecting important habitats and migration corridors, restoring habitat, and developing strong trail and forest management plans.

We’ll spend time together making observations of the species of Spokane County from April 26th to 28th, and submit that data to the good folks at City Nature Challenge, who not only track and compare our observations, but observations from across the world!

Western Blue Bird by B Hubbard – City Nature Challenge 2023

You’ll be led by a Conservancy staff member or volunteer in taking observations using iNaturalist. iNaturalist is a free nature observation and tracking app that we’ll use to collect and compare data in our region. We’ll send out more information about how to use the app as our project dates get a little closer.

If you’d like to collect data for this project with a group, you can either head to our website or see the corresponding links below to register for a group data collection hike at one of many sites in our area! 

*Links below open in a new tab, details on location and timing can be found on each event page


April 26th – Painted Rocks

April 26th – Palisades Park

April 27th – Antoine Peak

April 28th – Waikiki Springs

April 28th – Mica Peak

Click here to learn more about why the City Nature Challenge is a special opportunity to learn more about your home and contribute to conservation efforts across the country!