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.

Spring Trail Ride, April 6, 2024

Ride with Us on April 6, 2024!  We will have two guided horseback rides–a  3  hour ride departing at 9am and a 1.5 hour  ride leaving at 10:30am,  A BBQ lunch is included in the trail rides and also available for purchase separately. REGISTER NOW

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National Public Lands Day Education Program

On October 26, 2023, 150 4th graders from Desert Willow Elementary School in Vail spent the day at Empire Ranch Headquarters learning about National Public Lands Day and Las Cienegas National Conservation Area.

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ERF Membership Rate is Reduced!

Foundation membership demonstrates that the Empire Ranch is meaningful to more and more people. We’re reducing our basic membership to only $35.00 and we hope you will join or renew your membership by clicking here.

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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, March 2, 2024.

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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.

Spring Trail Ride, April 6, 2024

Ride with Us on April 6, 2024!  We will have two guided horseback rides–a  3  hour ride departing at 9am and a 1.5 hour  ride leaving at 10:30am,  A BBQ lunch is included in the trail rides and also available for purchase separately. REGISTER NOW

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National Public Lands Day Education Program

On October 26, 2023, 150 4th graders from Desert Willow Elementary School in Vail spent the day at Empire Ranch Headquarters learning about National Public Lands Day and Las Cienegas National Conservation Area.

Continue reading...

ERF Membership Rate is Reduced!

Foundation membership demonstrates that the Empire Ranch is meaningful to more and more people. We’re reducing our basic membership to only $35.00 and we hope you will join or renew your membership by clicking here.

Continue reading...

Volunteer Days

Dedicated volunteers have been key to preserving the historic Empire Ranch House and Headquarters.  Please join us on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

Continue reading...

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