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

Book a Trail Ride

Take a 45-minute trail ride ($45) at National Day of the Cowboy.   Riders must be age 8 or older; a parent/guardian must ride with children under 18 years of age. First ride of the...

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A Star is Born

Plan to attend the Saturday, September 28, 2024 showing of A Star Is Born (1976) featuring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.  Troubled rock star John Norman Howard (Kristofferson) meets and mentors talented singer Esther Hoffman (Streisand) and...

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National Day of the Cowboy

Plan to attend the Empire Ranch Foundation’s celebration of National Day of the Cowboy on July 27, 2024.  Program details are updated regularly, so check back often.

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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, August 3, 2024. To volunteer, please submit a Volunteer Opportunities Form, and we will contact you...

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