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.
The Foundation’s annual Spring Trail Ride on Saturday April 1st was a great success! Everyone enjoyed the ride through the rolling hills and spectacular scenery of Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. Click here to view photos of the day. Post updated 4/4/2016
The Ranch House stabilization will include reinforcing the foundations in several areas; securing the tops of the walls for structural strength; repairing interior and exterior wall surfaces; replacing the roof on the Victorian Addition; rehabilitating the Children’s Addition to make it safe for visitors; and contouring work around the house to improve drainage. To assure public safety the Ranch House will be closed for most Continue Reading »
The Adobe Haybarn Door is shut! Thanks so much to everyone who donated to ERF’s “Shut the Barn Door” Appeal. The door was rehung in March by Statistical Research, Inc. Updated 3/18/2017
A new docent-led tour, that focuses on the historic “out buildings” at Empire Ranch Headquarters, will be offered during the time that the Empire Ranch House is fenced off for stabilization work. The tour features visits to the Adobe Haybarn and the South Barn, with stops to learn about the covered feed troughs, the Tack Room, the gas pump and more. The structure Continue Reading »