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.
In the 1920s Edward L. Vail, Walter Vail’s brother, began to write reminiscences of his experiences in early Arizona, many of which were published in local newspapers. The March 2021 issue of the ERF Newsletters features two of his stories.
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The historic Empire Ranch House on Las Cienegas National Conservation Area remains open for individual visitation.