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.
The planned celebration of National Day of the Cowboy on Saturday, July 26, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 health concerns. We look forward to hosting the event again in 2021.
The historic Empire Ranch House on Las Cienegas National Conservation Area remains open for individual visitation.
The BLM’s partner, Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF), in coordination with the BLM, has decided to close temporarily the Huachuca House visitor contact center within Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (LCNCA).