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.
It’s been an exciting year for the Empire Ranch! The long-awaited stabilization of the main ranch Ranch House is underway and will be completed in 2018. When the building reopens we will be able to provide improved and enhanced interpretation of the rich history of the Empire Ranch. We hope you will help us with Continue Reading »
Current work on the historic Ranch House stabilization project includes construction of the roof-wall connection system; preparations to build supporting walls under the floor of the Children’s Addition; and repairs to the adobe walls of the east and west walls of the original 4-room E.N. Fish house and Rear Addition and the south wall of the Victorian Addition. Click here to view photos Continue Reading »
Plan to attend our annual Spring Trail Ride on Saturday April 7th. Enjoy a ride through the rolling hills and spectacular scenery of Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, or partake of activities at the Empire Ranch Headquarters. Detailed information about the day’s events will be posted in early 2018. Click here to view photos of 2017 ride. Continue Reading »