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About Us

About Us

Leaders in Volunteer Conservation More Than 60 Years

Since the founding of our organization in 1951, many things have changed in the conservation arena. The INWC commitment to the wildlife resource in this area has not. Our focus has been and continues to be, putting volunteers in the field with the tools and supplies needed to make habitat improvements. The INWC is the proud producer of the annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. The Big Horn Show is the premier event in Eastern Washington and is designed, created, and built by INWC volunteers. All profits from this event go back into the Councils yearly projects throughout the area.

Board Officers

2020 Officers

Pete Butler

Pete Butler

President

Mike Curry

Mike Curry M.H.

1st Vice President

Dave Chromy

Dave Chromy

2nd Vice President

Matt Mimnbaugh

Matt Mimnaugh

Treasurer

Marissa Butler

Marissa Butler

Recording Secretary

Marie Neumiller

Executive Director

David Cloe

David Cloe

Past President

Cody Bush

Cody Bush

Sargent at Arms

Board of Trustees

Term Expiring in 2020

Phil George

Phil George

Daryl Bush

Pete Butler

Pete Butler

Dave Colton

Dave Colton

Matt Mimnbaugh

Matt Mimnaugh

Joe Kimball

Team Expiring in 2021

Mike Britton

Mike Britton

Marissa Butler

Marissa Butler

Lance Dahl

Lance Dahl

Ron (Z) Zubrick

Ron (Z) Zubrick

Landree Porta

Landree Porta

Brent Ferguson

Brent Ferguson

Team Expiring in 2022

Dave Chromy

Dave Chromy

Mike Curry

Mike Curry

Ken McNaughton

Ken McNaughton

Alexis Creel

Alexis Creel

John Smith

John K Smith

Council Attributes

The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council is an affiliated member of the National Wildlife Federation and the Washington Wildlife Federation. The INWC has been the recipient of the Stevenson Award seven times for being the outstanding wildlife organization. This organization has been active since 1951 and is 400 plus families strong. The INWC projects have been massive, they have been small and hailed as innovative. The focus and success of our efforts is rooted in volunteerism. In a 12-month period our volunteer force puts in over 7,500 hours in wildlife conservation projects and youth mentoring. Our hunter education instructors hold six weeklong classes, using 280 volunteer hours, to instruct over 300 students each summer. We work in hand with the BLM to provide a work force for projects such as scabland plantings of trees and shrubs, security fences. We also work with the WDFW providing volunteers for big game radio collar projects and data collection, transplanting big game, collecting and radio collaring badgers for the burrowing owl study, and the Blue Mountain Elk Calf Mortality Program. If our game department asks for help, we are there to provide it.  Our upland bird program provides feed throughout the winter, works with WDFW and the pheasant release program, works to install guzzlers throughout the area and provides a pheasant chick program.

We also provide first time youth hunting opportunities, on private land access donated by our many faithful volunteers.  Our fishing committee works with area organizations to provide a Fishing for Kids program. 1,000 children receive a pole and fishing opportunity, 2 Cast for kid’s programs, one for disabled children, and one for abled. We have taken exchange students from the local SCC Community College as well as high school students out fishing in the summer months and ice fishing in the winter. Other programs for the Council include a Disabled Hunters Program working with private landowners to provide land access for over 200 disabled hunters. The Big Game Recovery committee, a volunteer group that recovers viable meat from animals hit by cars, thousands of pounds of meat from elk, moose and deer are sent to the local shelters year-round. Our record speaks for itself; we are the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council and we are proud of our organization.