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.

Office Interpretation

The Office (Room 11) in the Empire Ranch House has been newly interpreted.  A donated roll-top desk, rolling desk chair, and old Royal typewriter have been added to the furnishing.  Reproductions of five framed maps, which illustrate the location of the Empire Ranch and its holdings, including the Total Wreck Mine, are now mounted on the walls.

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Spring Trail Ride

Come ride with us on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at our annual Spring Trail Ride.  Click here to register as a rider, vendor or non-profit organization.

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Volunteer Days

Dedicated volunteers have been key to preserving the historic Empire Ranch House and Headquarters.  Join us for the next Volunteer Days on  Saturday,  March 7th from 8 am to noon.

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Getting the Word Out

The Foundation’s outreach volunteers had a busy 2019 staffing booths at a variety of community events. We talked to
over 2,300 people at thirteen community events and gave five presentations on the history of the Empire Ranch to 300 individuals.

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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.

Office Interpretation

The Office (Room 11) in the Empire Ranch House has been newly interpreted.  A donated roll-top desk, rolling desk chair, and old Royal typewriter have been added to the furnishing.  Reproductions of five framed maps, which illustrate the location of the Empire Ranch and its holdings, including the Total Wreck Mine, are now mounted on the walls.

Continue reading...

Spring Trail Ride

Come ride with us on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at our annual Spring Trail Ride.  Click here to register as a rider, vendor or non-profit organization.

Continue reading...

Volunteer Days

Dedicated volunteers have been key to preserving the historic Empire Ranch House and Headquarters.  Join us for the next Volunteer Days on  Saturday,  March 7th from 8 am to noon.

Continue reading...

Getting the Word Out

The Foundation’s outreach volunteers had a busy 2019 staffing booths at a variety of community events. We talked to
over 2,300 people at thirteen community events and gave five presentations on the history of the Empire Ranch to 300 individuals.

Continue reading...

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