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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‚Äôs 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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  • Agritourism Intensive Class 2021; Class (virtual plus field day) starts soon in Mendocino County

    Added December 30, 2020
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      University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (UC SAREP), UC Cooperative Extension and the UC Hopland REC have partnered with Mendocino County Farm Bureau, Visit Mendocino County, , experienced local agritourism...

  • What we learned from Sustainable You Summer Camp

    Added July 31, 2019

    A great update from our Summer Camp intern Taylor Woodruff: Planning the whole camp was one thing, but actually running the Sustainable You summer camp was awesome! I was a little nervous to meet all of the campers, but everyone was extremely kind and...

  • Introducing our Summer Camp Intern, Taylor Woodruff

    Added July 25, 2019

    Hi! I'm Taylor Woodruff, the new summer camp intern for the Sustainable You! - Adventure Science Camp! I am 21 years old, graduated from Clear Lake High School in 2015, and am currently a student at Mendocino College. At the college, I am a tutor for...

  • Changes to UC ANR Hopland REC Sheep Program

    Added May 24, 2019

    UC Hopland REC Reduce Sheep Flock For over 65 years, the Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) has been well known as one of the last large scale sheep ranches and research facilities in the northwest. Their woolly forms are a familiar sight...

  • Americorps NCCC Gold Seven Team Experience Hopland REC

    Added February 20, 2019

    The wonderful NCCC Gold Seven team have been working at HREC for the past 3 weeks, they have been so helpful - all the HREC staff will be so very sad to see them go!  In this blog post we learn a little about the team members and...

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