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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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Happenings at Hopland REC

  • 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...

  • A Tale of Two Fires

    Added August 1, 2018
    Fire image looking from lysimeter 072718

    Fire has a vitally important role in the California landscape and many fire-related studies have been conducted at the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) since 1951. The majority of these fires have been prescribed burns, well controlled to...

  • Sustainable You! 2018

    Added July 20, 2018

    Hello All, For those who don't know me, my name is Rachel Wingler and I am the summer intern at Hopland REC. Through my internship I have had the opportunity to work on and help plan the Sustainable You Summer Camp. This summer camp is a...

  • Barn to Yarn this Saturday

    Added May 7, 2018
    Barn to Yarn 2017 - large

    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,...

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