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, Photographer

Logan Mitigation Wetlands, Courtesy & © Linda L’Ai, Photographer

Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Linda L'Ai, Photographer

Logan Mitigation Wetlands, Courtesy & © Linda L’Ai, Photographer

Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Linda L'Ai, Photographer

Logan Mitigation Wetlands, Courtesy & © Linda L’Ai, Photographer

Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Linda L'Ai, Photographer

Logan Mitigation Wetlands, Courtesy & © Linda L’Ai, Photographer

Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © 2008 Jason Pietrzak, Photographer

Courtesy & © 2008 Jason Pietrzak, Photographer

Logan City Wetland Mitigation Bank Map, Courtesy Logan City, Tyler Richards and Issa Hamud

Courtesy 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, Photographer

Common Tern, Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer

Franklin's Gull Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer

Franklin’s Gull, Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer

Bullock's Oriole Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer

Bullock’s Oriole, Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer

Western Kingbird Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer

Western Kingbird, Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer

Female Yellow-headed Blackbird Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer

Female Yellow-headed Blackbird, Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer

Common Yellowthroat Courtesy & © Jose Pacheco, Photographer

Common 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

Original Plan Credited with Securing the $30,000 RAPZ Grant for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy Hilary Shughart, President, Bridgerland Audubon Society

The Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Built with Bridgerland Audubon RAPZ Funding by Logan City and KCA Construction, Image Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

The Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Built with Bridgerland Audubon RAPZ Funding by Logan City and KCA Construction, Image Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Craig Allen, KCA Construction, Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Craig Allen, KCA Construction, Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Case Tractor Treads Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Case Tractor Treads
Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds
Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Scraper Tires, Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Scraper Tires,
Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds
Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Reference Level for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Reference Level for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds
Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Case Tractor and Pull Scrapers Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Case Tractor and Pull Scrapers
Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds
Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

CAT Belly-loading Earthmover, Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

CAT Belly-loading Earthmover,
Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds
Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Earthmovers, Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Earthmovers,
Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds
Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Earthmoving with the CAT, Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Earthmoving with the CAT, Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Earthmoving in the background, Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Earthmoving in the background,
Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds
Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Initial contours for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Initial contours for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds
Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Contours for Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, PhotographerCreating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Contours for Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, PhotographerCreating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Observation Berm Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, PhotographerCreating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Observation Berm
Creating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, PhotographerCreating the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Water for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Water for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds
Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Installed Pump for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Installed Pump for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds
Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Installed Pump for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Installed Pump for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Pump for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Pump for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Pump Controls and Timer for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Pump Controls and Timer for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Pumped Water for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Pumped Water for the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Pumped Water Initially Filling the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Pumped Water Initially Filling the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Pumped Water Initially Filling the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

Pumped Water Initially Filling the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

June 25, 2007, Initial Flooding of the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

June 25, 2007, Initial Flooding of the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

June 25, 2007, Initial Flooding of the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer

June 25, 2007, Initial Flooding of the Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Sue Drown, Photographer