Hopland Research and Extension Center
University of California
Hopland Research and Extension Center



The UC Hopland Research & Extension Center is a multi-disciplinary research and education facility in California’s north coast region. Celebrating our 60th anniversary during 2011, we are stewards of more than 5,300 acres of oak woodland,
grassland, chaparral, and riparian environments.

Our mission is through science to find better ways to manage our natural resources and conduct sustainable agricultural practices, for the benefit of California’s citizens. Field experiments and demonstrations conducted here since 1951 have led to more than 1,400 publications in animal science, entomology, plant ecology, public health, watershed management, and wildlife biology.

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Happenings at Hopland REC

  • Drones, Vines and Oaks: Hopland RECs Harvest Celebration

    Added October 3, 2016
    HREC Celebration poster oak

    Acorns are dropping from the mighty oaks at the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) – marking a time to celebrate the 5,358 acres of oak woodland and rangeland at the facility. On Oct. 15 the doors to the center will open, inviting...

  • Meet HREC intern Dana Burton

    Added July 25, 2016
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    We are so fortunate to have had Dana Burton join our team over the last few weeks, interning on a variety of our educational projects - here's a note from her! Hi Everyone! I am Dana Burton. I was raised in Los Angeles, CA. Currently, I attend...

  • HREC June Newsletter NOW OUT!

    Added June 23, 2016
    June 2016 newsletter

    Follow this link to see our June newsletter and meet our researchers! http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=32b1d74684fe8cfb160cb78a8&id=29c5f6133e&e=836c2bac99 HREC June Newsletter  

  • Confident Collaboration: Early Bird Registration

    Added June 21, 2016
    Facilitation training Page 2

    We talk about the need for collaboration all the time! There's no question about it's value, but we also know that it's one of the most difficult things to achieve when you enter a room of diverse viewpoints in the hopes of bringing them together in a...

  • Dave Koball to join as HREC Superintendent

    Added June 14, 2016
    Dave Koball

    In the 60 years that the University of California has operated it's beautiful 5,358 acre Research and Extension Center (REC) in Hopland only a handful of people have helped to manage the site as Superintendent. Dave Koball, formerly of Fetzer, is about...

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