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.

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Happenings at Hopland REC

  • Archaeology for All at Hopland REC

    Added October 14, 2015
    girl with pictogram

    As one of the 9 UCANR Research and Extension Centers (RECs) across California, Hopland REC offers opportunities for research projects across a variety of disciplines particularly those requiring rangeland, oak woodland and chaparral environments. While...

  • HREC August Newsletter now available!

    Added August 25, 2015
    Black bear

    A little late in the month, but here is our August newsletter!  http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=32b1d74684fe8cfb160cb78a8&id=8ad396ce85&e=[UNIQID] And more about our upcoming "Hopland Hikes" event: "Over 5,300 acres of oak...

  • Happy Birding Bob Keiffer

    Added June 15, 2015
    Bob Keiffer

    As many of you are no doubt already aware, the end of June marks the end of over 30 years of dedicated service by Bob Keiffer to the Hopland Research and Extension Center. Bob has been the brains and eloquence behind this blog since it's...

  • 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...

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