The Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit 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 celebrate National Public Lands Day at the Empire Ranch on Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9 am -4 pm. Learn about nature photography from Frank Gohlke, renowned landscape photographer, and about making and caring for adobe from Chris Schrager, BLM Historic Preservationist. Click here for the complete listing of the day’s events.
The Boice Family was honored on September 3, 2016 at the 101st Annual Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo for their dedication and long term support of the Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo Association. The children and grandchildren of Frank and Mary Boice, who managed/owned the Empire Ranch from 1928-1969 received the crowd’s applause with their Continue Reading »
Relive the Old West at the 13th Annual Roundup & Open House at the Historic Empire Ranch on Saturday, Nov. 2.
A group of eleven enthusiastic students and two interns participated in the 2016 Youth Engaged Stewardship (YES!) program at Las Cienegas NCA. The students completed a project at the Gardner Sacaton flats to help restore the status of Sacaton grasslands, which are vital to the health of the watershed, and provide protection for wildlife. They transplanted soil Continue Reading »