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.

Opportunities for Research & Extension at HREC

Center Highlights 2014

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Happenings at Hopland REC

  • New Species Discovered at HREC

    Added March 25, 2015
    The new species, Nempophila hoplandensis

    Those enjoying a visit to the HREC Rod Shippey Hall for our various functions and trainings may spot these beautiful white flowers peeking out right along the trail to the hall. What you may not realize is that you are in fact walking in the area that...

  • Be Early for Cal Naturalist Course

    Added January 21, 2015
    CA Naturalist class hopland

    Registration is now open for the third Inland Mendocino UC California Naturalist Program certification course taught by Dr. Jennifer Riddell.   This is a nature enthusiast's ticket to explore Hopland Research and Extension Center's 5,358 acres of...

  • The Road to HREC

    Added November 21, 2014
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      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....

  • No grapes for the birds at HREC

    Added August 4, 2014
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    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...

  • Rod Shippey Hall Rocks!

    Added July 25, 2014
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    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...

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