Who We Are

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.

Public Restrooms New Look

The Empire Ranch Headquarters public restroom building has been raised to mitigate water erosion problems, two ADA-accessible parking spaces have been added near the front of the building, and a hard-surfaced pathway now leads down to the start of the Heritage Discovery Trail.

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Roundup & Open House

Plan to attend the 17th Annual Roundup and Open House on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

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Volunteer Days

We need the hands of many to maintain and preserve the Empire Ranch. Join us for the next Volunteer Day on October 28, 2017 at the Empire Ranch.

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Empire Ranch House Stabilization Update

The process of removing the cement plaster covering on the Ranch House has begun on the south side of the Victorian Addition.  The cement plaster traps moisture which causes adobe to deteriorate. A lime plaster covering will be applied later in the project.

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Who We Are

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.

Public Restrooms New Look

The Empire Ranch Headquarters public restroom building has been raised to mitigate water erosion problems, two ADA-accessible parking spaces have been added near the front of the building, and a hard-surfaced pathway now leads down to the start of the Heritage Discovery Trail. Runoff water from rains was causing gullying in the parking area, and undermining Continue Reading »

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Roundup & Open House

Relive the Old West at the 13th Annual Roundup & Open House at the Historic Empire Ranch on Saturday, Nov. 2.






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Volunteer Days

We need the hands of many to maintain and restore the Empire Ranch. Join us Saturday, Aug 10 at the Empire Ranch.






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Empire Ranch House Stabilization Update

The process of removing the cement plaster covering on the Ranch House has begun on the south side of the Victorian Addition.  The cement plaster traps moisture which causes adobe to deteriorate. A lime plaster covering will be applied later in the project.  A Boice era flower bed was recently uncovered just south of the Master Continue Reading »

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