Polestar Farm is a horse training/boarding facility operated by international event rider Meika Decher and her husband, Mark Salser. They not only focus on producing competitive and happy horses and riders at their 400-acre farm, they have worked to improve farm access with bridges, control knotweed and install buffers that provide additional annual income.
Meika and Mark took advantage of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to add native plants to Glover Creek, a tributary of the Pilchuck River. With funding from a number of sources, they were able to remove two crushed culverts that prevented fish passage. The culverts and failing bridge decks were replaced with two recycled bridges and an intensive Japanese Knotweed control program began.
Come see how this project has improved access to the farm, helps prevent erosion of cropland, provides an annual rental payment and opened areas for salmon.