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October 24, 2018

So, What’s Actually Happening With Fly Ranch?

Now that the DPW’s Playa Restoration All-Stars have finished walking the last of the line sweeps in Black Rock City (Leave No Trace!) and our ephemeral metropolis now exists only as memories and photographs, Burning Man has packed up the last of our bags and hit the slightly-less-dusty trail until next summer, right? Well, not […]
May 17, 2018

It’s Been a Busy Year for Fly Ranch, and We’re Just Getting Started

2018 has been a busy time at Fly Ranch, Burning Man Project’s 3,800-acre property purchased in 2016. The project has transitioned from theoretical questions of “how might we” to the first of many practical small-scale experiments. The community has begun joining us on the property to explore the space, share ideas, and participate in the […]
May 1, 2018

Making Sense of Fly Ranch — #3: Smell

In this five-part blog series, Burning Man Project Land Fellow, Lisa Schile-Beers (a.k.a. Scirpus), will share the ecological survey work she is doing on Fly Ranch by using touch, taste, smell, sound and sight to frame her findings and guide you around the property. Burning Man’s Fellows program is an investment in people, leadership and […]
April 12, 2018

Visiting Fly Ranch: Idea Roundup

“I probably shouldn’t have worn sandals,” I thought as we piled out of two unmarked white vans. We were about 30 minutes from the site where Black Rock City was still being born by thousands of building Burners. I never imagined leaving BRC would be something I’d actually want to do, even during the early […]
November 14, 2017

Making Sense of Fly Ranch — #2: Sound

In this five-part blog series, Burning Man Project Land Fellow, Lisa Schile-Beers (a.k.a. Scirpus), will share the ecological survey work she is doing on Fly Ranch by using touch, taste, smell, sound and sight to frame her findings and guide you around the property. Burning Man’s Fellows program is an investment in people, leadership and […]
August 9, 2017

Making Sense of Fly Ranch — #1: Touch

In this five-part blog series, Burning Man Project Land Fellow, Lisa Schile-Beers (a.k.a. Scirpus), will share the ecological survey work she is doing on Fly Ranch by using touch, taste, smell, sound and sight to frame her findings and guide you around the property. Burning Man’s Fellows program is an investment in people, leadership and […]
August 24, 2016

Gerlach, Burning Man, and Where It All Goes From Here

Every now and then you get a reminder of where you are on the planet as you sit and work and play in the dust of the Black Rock Desert. The reminder usually comes when you make your way back into the town of Gerlach – to pick up a package, visit the office, maybe […]
August 24, 2016

Gerlach, Burning Man, and Where It All Goes From Here

Every now and then you get a reminder of where you are on the planet as you sit and work and play in the dust of the Black Rock Desert. The reminder usually comes when you make your way back into the town of Gerlach – to pick up a package, visit the office, maybe […]
July 21, 2016

What’s in a Gift? The Making of Fly Ranch

Burning Man is simply not possible without gifting. If you’ve ever been to Black Rock City, you know how this goes. You receive countless gifts of all kinds, big and small, day and night. It’s almost as if 70,000 people are singularly focused on making you happy, bringing you joy, making your experience more interesting, […]
July 21, 2016

What’s in a Gift? The Making of Fly Ranch

Burning Man is simply not possible without gifting. If you’ve ever been to Black Rock City, you know how this goes. You receive countless gifts of all kinds, big and small, day and night. It’s almost as if 70,000 people are singularly focused on making you happy, bringing you joy, making your experience more interesting, […]
June 10, 2016

We Bought Fly Ranch

Wait, what? Burning Man Project has purchased the Fly Ranch property, 3,800 acres of land located twenty-one miles north of Gerlach in Washoe County, Nevada.
June 10, 2016

We Bought Fly Ranch

Wait, what? Burning Man Project has purchased the Fly Ranch property, 3,800 acres of land located twenty-one miles north of Gerlach in Washoe County, Nevada.