Weed Supervisor Higgs wins award

Tim Higgs, second from left, poses with members of the Board of the Utah Weed Supervisors Association after they bestowed upon him a lifetime achievement award. Courtesy photo

Longtime Grand County Weed Control Supervisor Tim Higgs was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers at the Board of the Utah Weed Supervisors Association.

Here’s what the board had to say:

“Tim Higgs has been an active member of the weed control community for many years and has spearheaded the biocontrol efforts not only for Grand County, but almost every county within the state has benefited from his biocontrol efforts on field bindweed and Russian knapweed.

“Tim has always been involved and dedicated his time and resources to further Utah’s influence in weed control with his participation in the Utah Weed Control Association, the Utah Weed Supervisors Association, and his long dedication to the North American Invasive Species Management Association.

“Within Grand County, Tim has dedicated his time tackling difficult species such as Arundo donax and has worked through the difficult issues surrounding enforcing the state law on these species. He has made great strides in this area with public outreach and education towards invasive species management. With this, the Board of the Utah Weed Supervisors Association would like to present to Tim Higgs this lifetime achievement award as thanks for the many years of service.”