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What Does HREC Offer?

Located on more than 5,300 acres of oak woodland, grassland, chaparral, and riparian environments just two hours from Berkeley and Davis, the Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) provides the perfect site for your next educational event.

The Site
HREC stands out for the diversity and abundance of species to be found. Nested in the north coast ranges with elevations ranging from 500-3,000 feet, the Center supports several vegetation types including grassland, woodland, hardwood forest, chaparral and a variety of wetlands. Nowhere else in California can you see 12 oak species on a short stroll.


A variety of overnight options are available. Our dormitory is equipped with a communal kitchen, lounge area and separate 10-bunk and 8-bunk bedrooms. Additional space is available around the dormitory for camping or RVs.
Private houses are also available and can accommodate small or larger groups.


The Rod Shippey Hall is our new, green built event facility.

The Rod Shippey Hall offers a welcoming space for up to 210 guests with high speed fiber optic wifi and full AV capacity. A catering kitchen, museum and dry laboratory are also available to support your event, allowing multiple spaces for break out groups or field work. Additional instruments (e.g. microscopes) can be made available on request.

The Rod Shippey Hall can accommodate up to 210 attendees

The Benefits of HREC


The Rod Shippey Hall allows you to host an event surrounded by beautiful oak woodlands and stunning views.
On site accommodation includes private housing, camping/dormitory options.
An extensive road and trail network across the site allows ease of access. 
Located just two hours drive from Davis and Berkeley, and one hour from the Sonoma County airport.
High speed internet across our facilities allows you to stay connected, while the natural setting also allows you to disconnect and relax.

Find out more...
HREC allows limited access to our facilities for educational events. All rentals are subject to approval and availability. 

Click here to download our Facilities Use Agreement.
Please send a completed Facilities Use Agreement to hbird@ucanr.edu to obtain a quote and reserve our facilities.

Click here to download our visitor guidelines  and understand rules of our site.

For further information please contact: hbird@ucanr.edu or call (707) 744 1424 ext. 1642

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