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Hangman-Latah trail corridor project updated at meeting

A Canada goose perches on top of a snag along the South Hill Bluff trails overlooking Hangman Creek. (Jim Kershner)
A Canada goose perches on top of a snag along the South Hill Bluff trails overlooking Hangman Creek. (Jim Kershner)

TRAILS – Progress in research, mapping and planning a public trail corridor along Hangman Creek will be presented at a open house meeting on Saturday, Oct. 28, starting at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5810 S. Meadowlane Rd. in Spokane.

The Hangman-Latah Creek Corridor Project is developing options for a nature path, plantings and interpretive signage along nine miles upstream from the creek’s confluence with the Spokane River, says Lunell Haught of the Inland Northwest Trails and Conservation Coalition.

The group is working with the National Park Service, Washington State Landscape Architects and City of Spokane, she said, noting that the project will link seven Spokane neighborhoods through the Hangman Valley.

Saturday’s charrette will include a site tour and concept maps based on research and the 280 responses received from a September survey distributed by Spokane City Parks, Haught said. 

“The concept plan will be refined to include public comment and be presented to the Spokane Park Board later this year or early 2018,” Haught said. 

The valley is rich with natural and cultural history and continues to be important for fish, wildlife and recreation. 

The project is working to develop a habitat management plan, apply for permits and secure additional property owner permissions.




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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