Logan Mitigation Ponds
a.k.a. Logan River Wetlands
or Sue’s Ponds

Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Linda L'Ai, PhotographerLogan Mitigation Wetlands, Courtesy & © Linda L’Ai, Photographer Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Linda L'Ai, PhotographerLogan Mitigation Wetlands, Courtesy & © Linda L’Ai, Photographer
Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Linda L'Ai, PhotographerLogan Mitigation Wetlands, Courtesy & © Linda L’Ai, Photographer Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Linda L'Ai, PhotographerLogan Mitigation Wetlands, Courtesy & © Linda L’Ai, Photographer
Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © 2008 Jason Pietrzak, PhotographerCourtesy & © 2008 Jason Pietrzak, Photographer Logan City Wetland Mitigation Bank Map, Courtesy Logan City, Tyler Richards and Issa HamudCourtesy Logan City, Tyler Richards & Issa Hamud

The City of Logan and Bridgerland Audubon Society created the Logan River Wetlands, a.k.a. Logan Mitigation Ponds or Sue’s Ponds. There are 3 ponds against the 1900 West. A playa west of those ponds can be reached by walking the road from the ulocked gate near the sign. Bridgerland Audubon supplied the sign, the pump and secured the water rights from Logan City for the playa. This is often called “Sue’s Ponds” because Sue Drown coordinated creation of the playa with Logan City. Now that she has moved, Bob Atwood manages the site for Bridgerland Audubon Society and coordinates with Logan City.

Mitigation Ponds on Google Maps
Bridgerland Audubon Contact: Bob Atwood

Photos from Sue’s Ponds

Common Tern Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, PhotographerCommon Tern, Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer Franklin's Gull Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, PhotographerFranklin’s Gull, Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer
Bullock's Oriole Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, PhotographerBullock’s Oriole, Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer Western Kingbird Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, PhotographerWestern Kingbird, Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer
Female Yellow-headed Blackbird Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, PhotographerFemale Yellow-headed Blackbird, Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer Common Yellowthroat Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, PhotographerCommon Yellowthroat, Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer

External References:
Sue’s Pond, UtahBirds.org, http://www.utahbirds.org/counties/cache/SuesPonds.htm
Sue’s Pond–Logan River Wetlands and Shorebird Playa, eBird, https://ebird.org/hotspot/L586105

Logan River Wetlands
GPS Approximate N41º 43.876’, W111º 52.800’
(Sp, F)
From the Visitors Bureau, head west on 200
North (Hwy. 30) for 2.2 miles. Turn left on 1900
West just past the landfill. After a few hundred
yards, look for a gate and dirt road on the right.
Two ponds can be scanned from the road. Read
the sign at the gate before entering. There is a
shallow playa pond behind the roadside ponds
that is not visible from the road. Check this pond
often in spring and fall, as it is the most accessible
spot for shorebirds including Great Blue Herons,
Dowitchers and Baird’s, Western and Least
Sandpipers. Enjoy the black-headed Franklin’s
Gulls, delicate Black-necked Stilts and a variety
of ducks. In cold months, scout these ponds for
Herring, Thayers and other visiting winter gulls.

Cache Valley Birding Trails, A Self-guided Tour, Cache Valley Visitors Bureau, Bridgerland Audubon, Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway, https://www.explorelogan.com/assets/files/brochures/birdingtrails.pdf

Plantings
Recommended Riparian Species (Downloads File)

History
Logan City Integrated Municipal Waste Management Campus, 2010, https://cms9files.revize.com/loganut/departments/enviromental/Documents/IMWMP_Current.pdf

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