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.
Today, April 14, 2018 Walter L. Vail (1852-1906) will be inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Hall of Great Westerners. This high honor is bestowed by the Museum “on exceptional individuals who have made an indelible impact upon the history of the great West.” Walter Vail joins Frank Seymour Boice (1894-1956), who Continue Reading »
The Spring Trail Ride on Saturday April 7th, 2018 was enjoyed by all. Click here to view photos of 2018 ride. Post updated 4/12/2018
In recent months the most visible work on the historic Ranch House stabilization project is the removal of the cement plaster that has covered the original adobe bricks. After making any necessary repairs to the adobe the a protective lime plaster will be applied to the walls. Click here to view photos of the project Continue Reading »