Empire Ranch Foundation

Preserving the Empire Ranch for Future Generations

Photo by Alan Nyiri

Photo by Murray Bolesta

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.

News & Announcements

Marti Conroy Honored

Congratulations to Marti Conroy who received the 2024 Richard (Rich) Fedele Award for Outstanding Excellence in the Support of the Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance (SAAA). An Empire Ranch Foundation board member since 2017, Marti has...

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Alan Nyiri Photography

A selection of Alan Nyiri’s remarkable images of the historic Empire Ranch buildings and the LCNCA landscape are on display and available for purchase in the Empire Ranch Gift Shop. The Gift Shop is open Friday,...

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Spring Trail Ride, April 6, 2024

Sixty-five riders participated in the Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride on April 6, 2024.  It was a beautiful day and the event was a great success! Special thanks to Faith Boice who led the 3-hour...

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Volunteer Days

Dedicated volunteers have been key to preserving the historic Empire Ranch House and Headquarters.  Please join us on Saturday, May 4, 2024. To volunteer, please submit a Volunteer Opportunities Form, and we will contact you...

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