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.
Calendar of Events
Happenings at Hopland REC
Added August 4, 2014
At the UC Hopland Research & Extension Center, 14 Mediterranean wine grape cultivars are being tested to see how fitting they may be for the North Coast. Using a randomized complete block ANOVA design with 8 replications of 5 vines for each...
Added July 25, 2014
After a generous "split-value" donation of patio-pavers by Friedman's Home Improvement for areas and paths around the Rod Shippey Hall at the UC Hopland Research & Extension Center, the HREC staff has begun the process of laying the largest patio...
Added July 6, 2014
The UC Hopland Research & Extension Center has been the repository for Mendocino County bird observation records for about 25 years. "Birding" is a rapidly growing leisure-time activity in North America and portions of the record keeping...
Added July 2, 2014
One of the resident bird species found in Mendocino County is the Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata). The coastal subspecies (P.f. monilis) is commonly found at the UC Hopland Research & Extension Center during fall,winter, and spring months...
Added June 27, 2014
The North Coast is in the midst of the worst drought conditions on record. Wine grape production is Mendocino County's leading agricultural crop, and managing for the 2014 grape crop requires an understanding of balance between the grape crop needs...