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Greetings fellow wildlifers.
As the end of summer races towards us, some folks will be wondering what to do with the gear left over from the field season. Or perhaps someone in your department retired, or a program changed directions, and there is equipment no longer being used. Conversely, maybe you're starting a new winter project, or are a new graduate student, and you could use that extra camera or data logger to make your project just that much more successful.
As biologists who have been on both sides of the gear situation, we recognized that there is no centralized way to put those who have extra gear in contact with those in need. So we created one - and we call it The Shed.
The Shed is free for anyone to use for posting or searching for gear. We don't ask for any personal information, although for security reasons users need to register for a free account. Don't worry, though, you won't be signed up for any email lists or advertisements. Ever. All we ask is that the site be used as it was intended: a tool to help those people trying to help conserve wildlife.
As budgets continue to shrink and the challenges to conservation seem only to multiply, we're all trying to do more with less. By working together and putting our resources to the best possible use, we can advance conservation while reducing waste and saving money.
So please spread the word to your collaborators, former students, or anyone who may contribute to, or benefit from, the site. For more information, please visit the About page. And as this is an evolving effort, we also welcome feedback to improve the site and make it a valuable resource for wildlifers everywhere.
Jeff Stetz and Mike Sawaya