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Fly Ranch is a 3,800 acre property home to Fly Geyser, dozens of hot and cold springs, wetlands, animals, 150 cows, and more than 100 types of plants. Our goals are to steward the land; be a space for transformative experiences, growth, healing, and connection; and create an open-source model for regenerative living. Our programs focus on sustainability, STEM + art, Burning Man’s 10 Principles, and the land. You can find projects, videos, pictures, and ways to get involved on this page. We host nature walks a few times a month.

Fly Ranch Design Challenge

In the past few years we’ve had 30+ open community campouts and held more than 300 nature walks. We need infrastructure to grow. We’re hosting a sustainability design challenge to meet this need and create a dozen or more projects focused on food, power, water, shelter, and waste.

1. Greeters Station

Survival Guide

What to know if you’re visiting

Fly Ranch Virtual Tour

Get a sense of the land & place

Land acknowledgement

Numu land history (Northern Paiute)

2. Land Art Generator Initiative at Fly Ranch

Facebook Live LAGI Q & A

Burning Man, LAGI, & Fly teams

LAGI Design Guidelines

Site use map & criteria

LAGI Jurors

Meet our 31 LAGI jurors

3. Art

Baba Yaga's House

The Cauldron

The Pier

Matt Schultz & The Pier Group

The Narwhal

Pepe Ozan

The Bone Arch

Michael Christian

The Bone Tree

Dana Albany

The Labyrinth

Crimson Rose & Will Roger

4. Campouts & Work Weekends

Writers Emerging Retreat

Women & non-binary writers of color

Energy Gathering

Environmental Defense Fund

Geophysics Spring Break

University of Nevada, Reno

BWB Fall Summit

Burners Without Borders EcoSprints

BWB Spring Summit

Burners Without Borders Sustainability

Ecosystem Restoration

Awful’s Gas & Snack, PLPT, & BWB

Desert Research Institute

Science, Tech, Art, Engineering, & Math

Leave No Trace Training

Earth Guardians & Friends training

Friends of Black Rock

Fierce Fairytales & Folksy Science

Leadership Training

Burning Man volunteerism training

Profiles In Dust

Filmmakers & photography training

Restoration Weekend

BWB clean up weekend

Milk + Honey solar weekend

Our first solar experiment

BWB Bridge Building

Built with reclaimed materials

Spring Expeditions

Prototype gatherings & research

5. Local Programs

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Museum & Visitor Center walks

Friends of Black Rock

Our walk partners in Gerlach

Gerlach K-12 School

Young scientists and stewards

6. Black Rock City Projects

Panels at BWB

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Playa Provides

Black Rock City panel & walk

Burning Man Snatch Walks

A surprise bus ride to Fly

7. Interactive Maps

Fly Ranch Artifacts

What we’ve found

Property Boundaries

Fly Ranch property map

Fly Ranch Species Map

Interactive species map

8. Ecology


Microbial ‘Dark Matter’

Fly Ranch Species List

Ecology at Fly Ranch

Non-native species

Read our management plan

9. Nature Videos

Geyser Geothermal Image

Heat patterns in Fly Geyser

Fly Ranch Aquatic Life

Video of hot springs & fish friends

Virtual Fly Ranch Walk

60 minutes with Dr. Schile-Beers

10. Mobile Infrastructure Experiments

Mobile Solar Trailers

Renewable infrastructure

Biofiltration Systems

Our friends at Ecozoic Resources

Russian Banya Project

Our friends from Art of Steam

11. Sustainability Planning & Projects

Can we grow food?

Fly Ranch farms proposal

Water at Burning Man

Black Rock City water use

Large-scale infrastructure

Solar, recycling, water, & wind

Tree planting project

A community plan for trees

Fly Ranch Public Benefit

How we think about public benefit

Carbon Capture Projects

Burning Man 2030 sustainability goals

12. Operational Overview

Decision Making

How we work

Zoning & permitted use

General Rural in High Desert Area

Fly Ranch Budget

Learn about our financials

13. Climate & Weather Data

Daily Light Data

Yearly readings in two places

Weather Data

Yearly readings in three places

Windrose graph

Yearly wind in two places

14. Technology Perspectives

Operational projections

How we imagine growing

Technology Roadmap

Our tech hopes & dreams

Blockchain Applications

An experimental proposal

15. Media

Fly Ranch Founding Donors

Fly Ranch purchase history


The Darkest Town In America

ABC Nightline at Fly Ranch

Burning Man in 1997


The Rural Incubator of Fly Ranch

KUNR: Fly Geysers Opens

For First Time In Two Decades

College of Science, UNR

Mineral Monday: Field Trip to Fly Ranch

16. Videos

Community Meetup

Data Science for Sustainability

2020 Burning Man

Burning the man at Fly Ranch

Can We Live Off The Land?

Community Discussion at Manny’s

17. Participate

Become a Geyser Guardian

Come help steward the land

Submit a proposal

Build your own project

Become a Walk Guide

Help others explore Fly Ranch

18. Stay Connected

Join our email list

Stay informed about events

Join Our Facebook Group

A few thousand people have

Follow us on Instagram

For more surprising pictures

19. Fly Ranch Team

Joe Childs (Land Steward), Lisa Schile-Beers (Land Steward), Matt Sundquist (Director), Zac Cirivello (Operations Manager)

20. Photo Credits

Steve Tietze (header image), Lisa Schile-Beers (LSB, coyote), Steve Tietze, LSB, LSB, LAGI, LSB, Luc Asbury, John Curley, John Curley, Christopher Breedlove, Joe Childs, Crimson Rose, Yodassa Williams, EDF, LSB, Carmen Mauk, Carmen Mauk, Christopher Breedlove, Judge Jessica Imus, FBRHR, Joe Childs, Nicole Rodney, Profiles in Dust, Joe Childs, Matt Forkin, Rebel Dharma, Nicole Rodney, LSB, FBRHR, FBRHR, Hold, @ZenSalad, Zac Cirivello, Christopher Breedlove, LSB, LSB, Dr. Scott D. Hamilton-Brehm, Tanner Boeger, LSB, Rina Schumer, Joe Childs, LSB, Joe Childs, Joe Childs, Vadim Osipov, LSB, LSB, LSB, LSB, LSB, LSB, LSB, LSB, LSB, LSB, LSB, Matt Sundquist, Matt Sundquist, LSB, Zac Cirivello, Fly Ranch Critter Cam, Christopher Breedlove, ABC Nightline, LSB, Fly Ranch Critter Cam, LSB, LSB, Burning Man Project, LSB, LSB, LSB, LSB, LSB, LSB, LSB,