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


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 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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Fire Recovery Resources

As our County and those surrounding begin to recover from recent wildfires these resources may be of use:

Center for Fire Research and Outreach

Fire Recovery in California's Oak Woodlands

Grassland Restoration - some of this information may be more suitable for smaller areas without grazing.

USDA Assistance for Fire Affected Ag. producers in Lake and Mendocino 

The Mendocino Local Assistance Center is now open. This is a multi-agency support center providing assistance to residents affected by the Redwood fire. 

Here at HREC we are working to support recovery by:

  • Developing workshops with information to support agricultural and wildland regeneration efforts.
  • Developing a bank of acorns to assist with post fire oak regeneration efforts.
  • Supporting fundraising efforts for fire recovery.

If you have questions or suggestions regarding these efforts please contact Hannah Bird at hbird@ucanr.edu or call (707) 744 1424 ext 105.

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Happenings at Hopland REC

  • NatureFest hits Hopland REC

    Added April 11, 2018
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    Spring is here, flowers are blooming and wildlife abounds. The UC Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) is inviting the community to join NatureFest on April 27 and 28 to revel in the joys of the outdoors! NatureFest brings together scientists,...

  • Youth volunteering allows potential for growth at HREC

    Added January 29, 2018
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    During 2017 over 3800 hours of volunteer time were offered at HREC! Our incredible volunteer team helps across all areas from citizen science on our phenology project to working with children and adults at our educational events. The California...

  • Living with Wildlife – Outcomes and actions following the recent workshop at UC ANR Hopland REC

    Added September 8, 2017
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    submitted by Hopland REC Director, Dr. Kim Rodrigues Since arriving as the Director for HREC in 2013-2014, I have been committed to protecting all of the amazing resources here at the Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC,) with a...

  • Living with Wildlife at Hopland REC

    Added August 14, 2017
    Living with Wildlife 2017

    In December 2016 we held our first workshop to share research and allow community conversation regarding ranching in an area rich in carnivores and the challenges that this poses. On August 31st we will be offering the follow up to this event, explaining...

  • Oak Woodland Conservation Workshop at HREC

    Added May 26, 2017
    Oak Woodland Conservation Workshop, June 23rd 2017


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