Chair

Luke Bakken

Luke Bakken

Conservation Committee Chair

Luke Bakken has served as Conservation Chair since Februrary of 2015. Since then, he has guided the club in conservation efforts that include diverse organizations like the Lands Council, Washington Trails Association, Save Mt Spokane and Conservation Northwest. A "newcomer" to the Spokane Mountaineers, Luke joined the club in 2013 and is most active in the club's backpacking activities. Luke is passionate about the Club’s mission of protecting and advocating for the beauty and solitude of wild places.

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Our Conservation Efforts

Since 1955, the Spokane Mountaineers’ Conservation Committee has partnered with and provided support for local and national organizations in hundreds of efforts to preserve and protect local areas for recreation and the enjoyment of the outdoors. To volunteer with the committee, please join our activity list (accessible through your member profile) or join us at a monthly conservation committee meeting. We’d be thrilled to have you!
Spokane Mountaineers Conservation Committee
 

Conservation Events, News & Issues

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Dishman Hills Dream Trail

Lorna Ream and Patty Houff facilitate a coalition of organizations to protect a wildlife corridor from the existing Dishman Hills...

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Save Mt Spokane from Ski Area Expansion

Jeff Lambert and John Roskelley are working with the Save Mt Spokane coalition to work to prevent the west side Mt. Spokane Ski Area expansion and work...

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Dishman Hills Trail Work

Ken Mondal arranged for the Washington Trails Association to provide expertise and crew leaders to build new trails at the Iller Creek Conservation Area...

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Minnehaha Park and Beacon Hill Cleanup

Steve Reynolds and Joe Coates led our effort. See Steve’s write-up elsewhere in this Kinnikinnick...

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Colville National Forest Trail Work

Holly Weiler and Ken Mondal were our leaders in association with the Hiking Committee, Backcountry Horsemen and Conservation Northwest...

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Our Partners Include: Spokane Mountaineers Partners

Inland Northwest Land Trust Trust For Public Land Land Trust Alliance Dishman Hills Conservancy Conservation Northwest The Lands Council

Recent Blog Entries

  • WESTERN TRAIL FLICKER Submitted by Chic Burge (Summer 2018 Kinnikinnick) As we walked the Split Creek trail in  Liberty Lake Regional Park the other day, I noticed a  very unusual ...
  • THE TIMBERLINE TRAIL Submitted by Sandra Saathoff (Summer 2018 Kinnikinnick) Team: Rika Ream, Sandra Saathoff Dates:  August 28 – September 1, 2017  Mileage:  40 miles +/Elevation:   9,000 feet of elevation gain&...
  • Welcome new members and thank you to everyone who renewed your membership. Please don't hesitate to contact membership@spokanemountaineers.org with any questions regarding your membership. Welcome to everyone attending one of our schools (Backpack, Mountain, Rock School.) It appears there are s...
  • Students at the High Angle Rescue Seminar work through various scenarios at the newly enhanced teaching area at Q'emlin Park.