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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Happenings at Hopland REC

  • Dave Koball to join as HREC Superintendent

    Added June 14, 2016
    Dave Koball

    In the 60 years that the University of California has operated it's beautiful 5,358 acre Research and Extension Center (REC) in Hopland only a handful of people have helped to manage the site as Superintendent. Dave Koball, formerly of Fetzer, is about...

  • Spotlight on Research: Lizard Malaria

    Added June 9, 2016
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    Join lizard wrangler Dr. Anne Vardo-Zalik for a journey into the world of the malarial parasite. Learn how research conducted on blue bellied lizards at Hopland can help inform decisions to protect humans from malaria in other parts of the...

  • Living with wildlife at Hopland REC

    Added June 8, 2016
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    Recently at Hopland REC a few novel approaches have been taken to manage our flock of over 800 Western whiteface sheep. We share our landscape with numerous wildlife species and need many and varied tools in our toolbox to help protect...

  • Barn to Yarn this Saturday!

    Added May 26, 2016
    Barn to Yarn 2016

    Have you ever wondered where your wool sweater came from? Or just how to keep a 160lb sheep still enough to shear it? Join the Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) team and friends on Saturday, May 28th, 10am-2pm to get the answers to these and...

  • Join UC Davis Viticulture and Enology on the road in Mendocino County!

    Added March 24, 2016
    On the Road in Mendocino 2016 Agenda

    Catch up with the latest information on frost protection, irrigation and how your vineyard site affects wine character! REGISTER NOW for... UC Davis Viticulture and Enology On the Road in Mendocino County Hopland Research and Extension Center 4070...

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