The goal of this lending initiative is to provide equipment for environmental monitoring to any person who so requires it but cannot gain access to it anywhere else. We are offering our equipment for loan to help lower monitoring costs with the hope that this might enable more non-profit community organizations and individuals to conduct environmental monitoring.

If you require loans for specific dates, it is recommended that you contact us with as much advance notice as possible (a minimum of 2 weeks is recommended). This will greatly increase the likelihood that the equipment will be available for the dates requested.

The Equipment Bank is brought to you by the Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Network and our sponsors, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Saint Mary’s University Department of Geography.

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Field Work Notebook

This 6 ring binder, produced by the Canadian Forestry Equipment Company, has a heavy-duty plastic cover, which is useful in all types of field work, and can hold ½” of 4 ½” x 7” paper.


These thermometers are useful for field work as they are each contained in metal cases and can clip on to bags, chains and notebooks.


The two compasses available through our Network are the Brunton 8099 PRO and a basic compass.


The GPSMAP 60CSx has a high sensitivity GPS receiver which gives improved satellite reception.