Chuck and Nan Higgins, WFFA and Lewis County Farm Forestry Association members were named Washington State Tree Farmers of the Year for 2021 in a virtual presentation. An in-person presentation of their award, followed by a tour of their Salzer Ridge parcel, will be held on August 17, starting at 5:45 pm. See the Events page for more details. If you missed the video that was shown at the virtual presentation, it can be viewed here.
Chuck has been active in the Lewis County Farm Forestry Association since the 1970s, serving a chapter president in 1984-85, and serving on the board for too many years to count, up to the present. In 2010 they were presented with an award recognizing their excellent Forest Management by the Lewis County Farm Forestry Association, and named chapter Tree Farmer of the Year in 2011. They have hosted tours on each of their parcels. .
At a time of life when most people are selling their land or passing it to their heirs, Chuck and Nan are still actively purchasing property that needs a lot of work to bring it up to the quality that they want.