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Appendix III. Sampling equipment. Trademark names are mentioned for
information purposes only, not as an endorsement of the U.S. Geological Survey.

On the Trail

Weatherproof flat map case containing:

    USGS 7.5' topographic maps
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park trail guide
    Field Data Sheets (on Rite in the Rain® paper)
    Copy of permits

Equipment (in a sealable rainproof bag):

    Palm pilot (where appropriate for data entry)
    Digital temperature gauge
    Extra temperature gauge probe
    Digital relative humidity meter
    Camera, preferably digital
    Pesola® spring scales (10 g, 50 g, 100 g)
    Ziploc® bags for carrying and weighing
    animals (various sizes)
    Clear plastic metric ruler
    Small mesh hand dip net (for larvae)
    Hand lens
    Stump ripper (Fuhrman® Diversified)
    Extra batteries
    Small pen light (for searching crevices)
    Leatherman® tool
    Fluorescent flagging


    Ziploc® bags for dead or diseased animals (various sizes)
    Sanitary Handwipes
    Vinyl gloves (several pair)


    First-aid supplies
    Sting-eze® or other sting remedy, especially if anyone is allergic to yellowjackets
    Extra water
    Lightweight cell phone (may not work in valleys or remote areas)

At Ponds (in addition to the above)

    Oxygen, pH, Conductivity meters
    Dip nets (both large and small of appropriate mesh size to capture larvae)
    Shrimper (Lacrosse® Majesty 12") boots (excellent in small marshes and creeks)
    Tape measure (50 or 100 m) or laser range finder
    Meter ruler


    Pre-mixed bleach solution in appropriately-sized tub or in a spray backpack firefighting pump

Appendix IV


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U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey

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