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Dead Man’s Pond – Gould Property Dead Man’s Pond – Gould Property Puyallup City Council March 27, 2012.

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1 Dead Man’s Pond – Gould Property Dead Man’s Pond – Gould Property Puyallup City Council March 27, 2012

2 Conservation Futures Program  Property tax-funded program to purchase open space/sensitive lands via a competitive process  No local funding match required  Local agencies (e.g. city) must take on long-term ownership/management of purchased properties Dead Man’s Pond

3 Washington State Department of Fisheries Clarks Creek Park Decoursey Park City of Puyallup Proposed Acquisition Site Location Map Dead Man’s Pond Brown Community Garden

4 Dead Man’s Pond

5 Site Features  8.66 acres  Category I wetland  Critical wildlife habitat  Adjacent to over 55 acres of public space, including Maplewood Springs watershed and Clarks Creek Park Dead Man’s Pond

6 Property attributes  Protection of unique urban wooded wetland and wildlife habitat  Connectivity to other publicly-owned property  Accessibility to the public for passive recreation and birding Dead Man’s Pond

7 Conservation Values Washington State Endangered Western Pond Turtle Basking in sun at Dead Man’s Pond Photo courtesy of Oregon Zoo Dead Man’s Pond

8 Conservation Values Wildlife Habitat Provides salmon habitat as pond flows into Clark’s Creek and into Puyallup River Bald eagle nesting site nearby Great Blue Heron on site State Candidate Pileated Woodpecker Dead Man’s Pond

9 Conservation Values Category I Wetland Habitat Dead Man’s Pond

10 Conservation Values Mature forest adjacent to water body Dead Man’s Pond

11 Current Status  Property was ranked to receive funding (late 2010)  Property appraisal/negotiation processed in 2011  Now nearing final closing & conveyance to City. City will need to commit to long-term stewardship as open space- passive recreation  One issue: on-site house Dead Man’s Pond

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