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.

June 24th Docent Tour Cancelled

Due to the very hot weather forecast for Saturday, June 24th, we are CANCELLING THE 11 am DOCENT TOUR at the EMPIRE RANCH.

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CWP Wall of Honor Award

The Empire Ranch Foundation was recognized by the Cienega Watershed Partnership (CWP) with a listing on CWP’s Wall of Honor.

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Ride the High Country

Click here to purchase your tickets for the August 2nd showing of Ride the High Country.

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Portions of LCNCA Re-Opened

The BLM has re-opened portions of Las Cienegas National Conservation Area which were closed due to the recent Sawmill Fire.

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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.

June 24th Docent Tour Cancelled

Due to the very hot weather forecast for Saturday, June 24th, we are CANCELLING THE 11 am DOCENT TOUR at the EMPIRE RANCH.

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CWP Wall of Honor Award

The Empire Ranch Foundation was recognized by the Cienega Watershed Partnership (CWP) with a listing on CWP’s Wall of Honor.  The  Wall of Honor recognizes those who have contributed significantly to advancing the CWP mission of sustaining the Cienega watershed. The service must be extraordinary both in time and diversity and it must be significant Continue Reading »

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Ride the High Country

Click here to purchase your tickets for the August 2nd showing of Ride the High Country.  The 7th annual Western Movie at the Loft Cinema features Ride the High Country starring Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott.  Our program for the evening includes Wyatt McCrea, Joel McCrea’s grandson, and author of Joel McCrea, A Film History.  Doors open at Continue Reading »

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Portions of LCNCA Re-Opened

The BLM has re-opened portions of Las Cienegas National Conservation Area which were closed due to the recent Sawmill Fire. . Areas south and west of the 900 road are now open. The public may access the Empire Ranch Headquarters through the main entrances off highways 82 and 83. However, the Heritage Discovery Trail, all parts of Continue Reading »

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