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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 70th anniversary in 2021, we are stewards of more than 5,300 acres of oak woodland, grassland, chaparral, and riparian environments.

Our mission is to maintain and enhance ecosystem integrity through applied research, adaptive management, and educational activities, while also supporting working landscapes, with diverse agricultural products and recognized ecosystem services derived from these landscapes. Field experiments and demonstrations conducted here since 1951 have led to more than 2,000 publications in animal science, entomology, plant ecology, public health, watershed management, and wildlife biology.

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    Welcome HREC GrizzlyCorps Fellow: Chloe Wanaselja

    Hello, I'm Chloe (she/they) and I'm thrilled to be working as a Rural Climate Fellow through GrizzlyCorps here at HREC! I grew up in Berkeley, CA watching newts navigate burbling streams in the hills and building houses for fairies in the forest. Growing...

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Calendar of Events
Event Name Date
Seasonal Greetings Wreaths - EVENT FULL 12/10/2022
Hopland Hikes: Meet the Lambs 1/14/2023
Lambing School 2/3/2023
Hopland Hikes: Lambing Time 2/11/2023


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