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About the 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 to maintain and enhance ecosystem integrity through applied research, adaptive management, and educational activities, while also supporting working landscapes, with diverse agricultural products and recognized ecosystem services derived from these landscapes. Field experiments and demonstrations conducted here since 1951 have led to more than 2,000 publications in animal science, entomology, plant ecology, public health, watershed management, and wildlife biology.

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Happenings at Hopland REC

  • Changes to UC ANR Hopland REC Sheep Program

    Added May 24, 2019

    UC Hopland REC Reduce Sheep Flock For over 65 years, the Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) has been well known as one of the last large scale sheep ranches and research facilities in the northwest. Their woolly forms are a familiar sight...

  • Americorps NCCC Gold Seven Team Experience Hopland REC

    Added February 20, 2019

    The wonderful NCCC Gold Seven team have been working at HREC for the past 3 weeks, they have been so helpful - all the HREC staff will be so very sad to see them go!  In this blog post we learn a little about the team members and...

  • HREC Youth Volunteers Support Oak Research

    Added January 17, 2019
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    My name is Valentina Evans, and I am a new volunteer at the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center. My partners Benjamin Evans, and Zane Petersen have chosen to volunteer with me at the HREC for our senior project at Ukiah High School. A few weeks...

  • New Forestry Advisor in Post

    Added November 19, 2018

    Great to have Michael Jones our new UCCE Forestry Advisor in post! Read more about Michael here: https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=28679

  • URGENT: Post Fire Research Opportunities at Hopland REC

    Added August 23, 2018
    HREC Fieldmap Fires. The red is existing vegetation. Many of the oaks did not burn. Brighter red indicates untouched green foliage, fainter red indicates some damage. Black areas are burnt grasslands, gray areas are primarily  chaparral or chamise.  The two separate black areas are where we did prescribed burns this June. The white spots are ash indicating where a tree did burn. Thanks to Shane Feirer of iGIS for putting this together.

    HREC and Post-Fire Research Opportunities What is HREC? The UC Hopland Research & Extension Center (HREC) is a multi-disciplinary research and education facility in Mendocino County located in the foothills of the Coast Range about...

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