Picture-of-field-equipmentThe Norris Center maintains the Environmental Studies Department’s field-equipment office. Equipment such as measuring tapes, thermometers, binoculars, and soil-sampling kits are loaned to students, faculty, and others working on classes, internships, or research field projects. The following list of field equipment is available for classes and research by faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students at UCSC. Contact Norris Center staff for current availability and to arrange for sign out and pick-up. Click here for a pdf copy of this list .

EquipmentConditionQuantity
Alidade, Gurley Good 1
Alidade, Triangular Good 4
Altimeter Good 1
Anemometer (Wind Meter) Varies 6
Anemometer/Thermometer (Wind Meter) Good 2
Aspirators Varies Many
Bag, Soil Good Many
Bag, Specimen Varies Several
Balance OK 2
Balance, Analytical Good 2
Balance, Field electronic Good 2
Barometer, Altitude OK 2
Batteries, Rechargeable old many
Battery Charger Good 1
Beaker, 100 mL Good 200
Beaker, 1000 mL Good 8
Beaker, 1500 mL Good 4
Beaker, 30 mL Good 5
Beaker, 600 mL Good 6
Biltmore Sticks Good 5
Binoculars 10x42, 8x40, 7x35 Varies 15
Blender Good 1
Boards, Spreading Varies 20
Borer, Cork Good 1
Borer, Increment Varies 2
Bottles, Narrow Mouthed Varies many
Bottles, Narrow Mouthed 500 mL Good 40
Bottles, Wide Mouthed 125 mL Good 20
Bottles, Wide Mouthed 4oz Good ~150
Box, Actionpacker 24gal. Good 8
Box, Actionpacker 8gal. Good 2
Bucket, 5 gal Good Many
Burette Good 10
Burette Stand Good 10
Calipers, Dial Good 4
Calipers, Digital Good 1
Camera Adaptor, Spotting Scope OK 1
Camera Lens, Telephoto OK 1
Canister, Evaporation Good 1
Centrifuge Tubes OK 30
Clamp Good many
Clinometer Good 3
Clipboards Varies 15
Coat, Lab Varies 20
Color Chart, Munsell Soil OK 1
Compass, Brunton Style Varies 7
Compass, Cruiser Good 8
Compass, Damped Bearing Good 1
Compass, Mirrored Suunto Good 15
Compass, Sight-through OK 1
Compass, Staff OK 2
Computer, iPAQ Handheld Good 3
Cookware Varies 1+set
Cooler Good 8
Corer, Soil Good ~4
Culture Tubes Good ~300
Cuvette Rack Good 15
Cuvettes Good 90
Cylinder, Graduated 10 mL Good 6
Cylinder, Graduated 100 mL Good 20
Cylinder, Graduated 1000 mL Good 15
Cylinder, Graduated 50 mL Good 20
Cylinder, Graduated 500 mL Good  
Data Logger, HOBO rH/Temperature Good 10
Densiometer, GRS Good 1
Densiometer, Spherical Good 3
Dropper, Eye Good 50
Entomology Supplies (pins, kill jars, etc.) Varies  
Flags, Survey Good 200+
Flask Lid, Volumetric 25 mL Good 10
Flask, Erlenmeyer 1000 mL Good 24
Flask, Erlenmeyer 125 mL Good 60
Flask, Erlenmeyer 2000 mL Good 1
Flask, Erlenmeyer 25 mL Good 120
Flask, Erlenmeyer 250 mL Good 30
Flask, Filtering 500 mL Good 8
Flask, Volumetric 100 mL Good 5
Flask, Volumetric 1000 mL Good 6
Flask, Volumetric 25 mL Good 30
Flask, Volumetric 250 mL Good 5
Flask, Volumetric 500 mL Good 5
Forceps, Curved Good 6
Forceps, Straight Good 10
Funnel Good many
Gauge, Bark Good 1
Gauge, Leg Good 1
Gauge, Rain Good 2
Glasses, Safety Good 19
Goniometer Good 1
Guide, Soil Texture Good 1
GPS units (Garmin Etrex) Good 3
Hand Lens Good 8
Hydrometer Good 19
Jar, Mason Good 48
Level, Abney Good 5
Level, Automatic Good 1
Level, Line Good 2
Light Meter OK 1
Light, Ultra-Violet Good 2
Measure, Map Good 1
Meter, Conductivity Good 1
Meter, Dissolved Oxygen Good 2
Meter, pH Good 1
Meter, Soil Moisture need repair 3
Microscope, Compound Field Good 1
Microscope, Field Stereoscope OK 4
Microscope, Stereoscope OK 3
Mortar and Pestle, various sizes Good 8
Net, Butterfly Varies ~20
Net, Drag Good 2
Net, Mist Varies 5
Net, Kick (rectangular) Good 3
Net,Kick (D-shaped) Good 1
Optivisor Good 2
Pantograph OK 1
Penetrometer, Soil Good 4
pH paper Good 3
Photobox OK 2
Pinning Blocks Good 20
Pipette Varies many
Pipette Fillers, Safety Good 15
Pipette Tips, Disposable Good 2000
Pipette, Adjustable Good 2
Pliers, Banding Good 4
Pole, nest Good 1
Pole, Range Good 3
Pouch, Field Good 4
Press, Plant Good 6
Prism, Basal Area Good 5
Protractor Varies 12
Psychrometer, Sling Varies 3
Quadrat (0.5 & 1.0m) Varies many
Radio Telemetry Device old 1
Rangefinder Good 1
Rake Good 1
Relascope Good 1
Rod, Surveying Good 1
Rulers Varies  
Saw, Hack Varies 1
Saw,bow good 4
Scale, Spring 50g Good 3
Scale, Spring 100g Good 3
Scale, Spring 500g Good 3
Scoopula Good ~30
Scope, Spotting Good 3
Secchi Disk Good 1
Seine, Kick Good 2
Shovel Good ~10
Shower, Solar Varies 3
Sieve, Mechanical Good 1
Sieve, Soil, various sizes Good 10
Slide Previewer Good 1
Soil Containers Good 50
Soil Core Liners Good ~30
Soil Core Step probe Good 2
Soil pH and Moisture Meter Good 1
Spatula, Soil Good many
Spectrophotometer Good 6
Spotlight Good 1
Stakes, Surveying Good many
Stereoviewer Good 7
Stick, Meter Good 11
Stick, Yard Good 15
Stirrer, Electric Good 1
Stopwatch Good 3
Stove, Camp Propane Good 2
Stove, White Gas, free to good home Varies 8
Syringe Good 20
Tables, Folding Varies 3
Tape Measure, 10-30m Varies 5
Tape Measure, 50-100m Varies 4
Tape Measure, DBH Good 3
Tape Measure, Topographic OK 1
Tarp, Blue Poly Tarp, various sizes Good 5
Test Kit, Dissolved Oxygen H2O Varies 1
Test Kit, Nitrate-Nitrite H2O OK 3
Test Kit, Nitrate-Nitrogen H2O OK 1
Test Kit, pH Soil/H2O OK 1
Test Kit, Phosphate H2O OK 3
Test Kit, Phosphorus Soil OK 1
Test Kit, Potassium Soil OK 1
Test Kit, Soil Extract OK 1
Test Kit, Soil Texture OK 2
Test Kit, Turbidity H2O Good 2
Test Tubes Good 60
Thermometer, Indoor/Outdoor Good 2
Thermometer, Lab Good 20
Thermometer, Max/Min OK 4
Thermometer, Pocket Good 8
Thermometer, Soil OK 3
Torvane Good 1
Tracking Plate Good 4
Trap, Conibear Wildlife OK 1
Trap, Have-a-Heart Varies Many
Trap,Malaise Good 5
Trap, Sherman Varies ~200
Trap, Tomahawk Cage Varies ~25
Tray, Soil Good 3
Tripods Varies 2
Trowel Good 10
T-Square OK 1
Waders Good 2
Water Jugs (5+gal) varies 5
Wheel, Measure Good 1