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.
Happenings at Hopland REC
Added November 21, 2014
Sorry to have been absent for almost four months now. The UC Hopland Research & Extension Center has been in a bit of transition phase with some new direction and focus under the leadership of Acting HREC Director Kimberly Rodrigues....
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...