The Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit 501c3 volunteer organization that was established in 1997.
Acting in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the purpose of the Foundation is to protect, restore and sustain the Empire Ranch historical buildings and landscape as an outstanding western heritage and education center.
Plan to attend our annual Spring Trail Ride on Saturday April 7th. Enjoy a ride through the rolling hills and spectacular scenery of Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, or partake of activities at the Empire Ranch Headquarters. Detailed information about the day’s events will be posted in early 2018. Click here to view photos of 2017 ride. Continue Reading »
Relive the Old West at the 13th Annual Roundup & Open House at the Historic Empire Ranch on Saturday, Nov. 2.
We need the hands of many to maintain and restore the Empire Ranch. Join us Saturday, Aug 10 at the Empire Ranch.
A circular feature comprising a curb wall of fired (red) brick capped with mortar has been discovered in the yard just south of the Victorian Addition. The feature’s design suggests that its intended use was originally as a pond or fountain which was eventually converted to a planter. Photos taken in the 1930s by the Boice family show a round planter Continue Reading »