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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

  • HREC June Newsletter NOW OUT!

    Added June 23, 2016
    June 2016 newsletter

    Follow this link to see our June newsletter and meet our researchers! http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=32b1d74684fe8cfb160cb78a8&id=29c5f6133e&e=836c2bac99 HREC June Newsletter  

  • Confident Collaboration: Early Bird Registration

    Added June 21, 2016
    Facilitation training Page 2

    We talk about the need for collaboration all the time! There's no question about it's value, but we also know that it's one of the most difficult things to achieve when you enter a room of diverse viewpoints in the hopes of bringing them together in a...

  • 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...

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