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. Click here for detailed information about the day and to register. Registration deadline is March 23, 2018. Click here to Continue Reading »
Did you know that in 2017 membership dues provided 47% of the Foundation’s income? ERF’s first membership drive was held in 2002 to implement one of the Foundation’s strategic planning goals– to expand the number of interested, contributing members to provide a continuing source of funds for preservation and outreach programs, and to participate in Continue Reading »
Current work on the historic Ranch House stabilization project includes construction of the roof-wall connection system; preparations to build supporting walls under the floor of the Children’s Addition; and repairs to the adobe walls of the east and west walls of the original 4-room E.N. Fish house and Rear Addition and the south wall of the Victorian Addition. Click here to view photos Continue Reading »