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.
Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (LCNCA) was established in December 2020.
Help us create our Western Heritage and Education Center!
Six sets of Vail and Boice children experienced life on the Empire Ranch and despite the more than 75-year time span between them their growing up experiences are remarkably similar.