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The mission of Stokes Nature Center is to provide opportunities for students of all ages to explore, learn about and develop appreciation and stewardship for our natural world.
Located one mile up beautiful Logan Canyon on the Logan River, the 3,000 square-foot lodge was constructed in 1924 by members of the American Legion and later donated to the Trapper Trails Council of the Boy Scouts. Logan’s First Presbyterian Church took title to the building in 1996 and in a partnership with the Bridgerland Audubon Society designated a board to establish a separate organization to develop a not-for-profit nature center. This center sits on U.S. Forest Service lands and operates under a lease agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. A crew of volunteers worked for more than a year renovating the building to provide a safe and welcoming place for learning. On November 1, 1997 Stokes Nature Center was dedicated and in July of 2001, after almost four successful years of programming, the title to the building was turned over to Stokes Nature Center.
The highest priority for Stokes Nature Center is to provide programs that include the opportunity for students of all ages to discover the wonders of nature first-hand: to hear the song of the black-capped chickadee; to delve into the world of River Researchers; to discover the fascinating critters that share the valley and canyons; and to see the world through a new perspective. As the only nature center in Cache Valley, the Stokes Nature Center pr