By Ryan Lockwood
Special to The SUN
The Colorado State Tree Farm Committee has recognized Archuleta County tree farmer Peter Prina as the 2015 Colorado Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year.
Prina is receiving the award for an exceptional job of forest management on his forested property south of Pagosa Springs and for promoting productive forestry practices.
Local landowners interested in learning more about tree farming and the management of private forests are invited to RSVP to attend a recognition ceremony the morning of Saturday, Aug. 22, and to tour Prina’s forested property south of Pagosa Springs.
“I have watched Mr. Prina’s forestry program blossom during the past several years and have been impressed with the amount of work that he has personally dedicated to improving his property,” said Dan Wand, assistant district forester for the Colorado State Forest Service Durango District. “He is not afraid to put in a lot of effort and is successful at finding markets for his forest products.”