Chuck and Nan Higgins were named Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year in 2021, an award that is well deserved and a long time in coming. A video about their tree farm was prepared for the occasion. 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.