Hopland Research and Extension Center
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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 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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Thanks to all who took part in Sustainable You summer camp! Drones, wildlife cameras, smoothie bikes, owl pellets, scorpion searches, solar cars - all while we tried to reduce our environmental footprint. Wonderful campers - future scientists.Thank you to our scholarship sponsors Sonoma Clean Power Dan Baxter Rachel Wingler, Mr and Mrs Black, Rotary Club of South Ukiah, Peregrine Audubon, Kiwanis International Ukiah. UC Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Great fun playing with drones at Sustainable You summer camp today! Thanks UC Agriculture & Natural Resources IGIS for sharing your knowledge and piloting skills!

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Happenings at Hopland REC

  • Barn to Yarn this Saturday

    Added May 7, 2018
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    From the Barn to the Yarn in Hopland On Monday morning a group of 25 strangers gathered in front of the lambing barn at the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center. “If you survive the week, you'll be in a rare group” commented John Harper,...

  • 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...

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