Fly Ranch is Burning Man’s 3,800 acre ranch in Northern Nevada. The land is home to Fly Geyser, hot springs, three reservoirs, wetlands, animals, and more than 100 types of plants. Since 2017 we’ve had 30+ open campouts and 300+ nature walks. Our aim is to steward the land; be a space for healing, growth, connection, and transformation; and be regenerative. On this page you can find pictures and links to project documents, videos, maps, and ways to get involved. We host nature walks a few times a month if you’d like to visit.
We need sustainable infrastructure to gather if we want to be good land stewards. To address this need the Land Art Generator Initiative designed a Fly Ranch sustainability design challenge. We aim to create a dozen or more projects focused on food, power, water, shelter, and waste.
Like the writing retreat hosted here, gatherings have been managed by people in the community with a vision. Most gatherings have focused on sustainability, community, STEM + art, Burning Man’s 10 Principles, and the land. The writing retreat is an excellent demonstration of the potential of Fly Ranch.
Burning Man Project shared a 10-year environmental sustainability roadmap in 2019 with three goals: be carbon negative, sustainably manage waste, and be ecologically regenerative. We committed to these goals because we need to prioritize the health of the planet. Read our 2020 update to learn how open-source projects at Fly Ranch support the roadmap.
Our goal for this site is to share all relevant information so anyone can get involved. There are over 100 links to videos, maps, discussions, and project documents. Our online conversations primarily happen in our Facebook group. You can connect with the Fly Ranch team and other land stewards there.