Saltese Expansion

In 2021, thanks to the generous support of our community, we were able to purchase 55 acres adjacent to the Saltese Uplands Conservation Area. In the fall, this property was ranked number two on the Spokane County Conservation Futures list and has been purchased by the County and added to the Uplands. Now that purchase is complet, all the money raised through donations and support for the purchase of this land will return to our Conservation Opportunity Fund, allowing us to continue to protect special places throughout the region in which the public can discover their own love of nature and the outdoors. Thank you for your support!

The Conservancy, with your help, has purchased 55 acres marked in blue on this map. This land, already utilized by users in the Conservation Area, will be open to public enjoyment after the purchase. The Conservancy will also work with Volunteer Land Stewards and other volunteers to improve the habitat for birds and native plants and develop a sustainable trail system.

Since 2018, Saltese Uplands Conservation Area has seen 119% increase in average daily users, thanks in part to rapid development in Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake. Spokane County Environmental Services is working to restore wetlands to the Saltese Flats, including a recreational trail open to the public.