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.
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.
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.
Plan to attend our Christmas at the Empire Ranch event on Saturday, December 9th from 10am to 2pm.