Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to preserve and enhance the rural character and natural beauty of our area through the permanent protection of open space and related activities.
Fallbrook Fallbrook Land Conservancy will be hosting the Chamber of Commerce's SunDowner on Wednesday, July 19, from 5:30-7:00pm at the Palomares House. A fun night of live music, Trupiano's catering and a no-host bar. A great opportunity to network and show your support for the FLC!
Howard Sansom wandered into a Save Our Forest booth on Ash Street right after a major planting on the Pico Promenade in 1997. He found his niche that day. He had found a way to serve his new community of Fallbrook doing what he loved.
Service was Howard’s life. He served in the United States Marine Corps, flying a long list of planes and helicopters. His plan for his life was written in his high school year book just as it played out. “I am planning to take some phase of reforestation or conservation after I have served time for Uncle Sam”. How ironic that day on Ash Street proved to be. It was a very lucky day for Save Our Forest.
Howard was a stable voice as a Fallbrook Land Conservancy committee member for Save Our Forest. He helped plan and execute the many tree plantings that brought over 2,650 trees to our community as well as the two year Environmental Education program that has restored native plants growth to Fallbrook Land Conservancy’s Preserves. Howard and his team at the nursery brought the plants along to be ready for the planting the second year. His work terracing a slope to create levels to house thousands of plant and trees was monumental. There have been as many as 5,000 in his care. He was at the “patch” as he called it, three days a week. He and his helpers Jody Williams and Gary Beeler were often found in the morning sitting on their makeshift terrace that overlooked the bottom part of the nursery drinking coffee before beginning their work.
Howard also organized the SOF Adopt-A-Road project through San Diego County more than 15 years ago. He originally brought in the River Watch Group to partner with us adopting Old 395 from 76 to E. Mission. His monthly program is ongoing today exceeding the basic requirement of being done quarterly.
His devotion to his work came to be a bulwark of the very being of Save Our Forest. His presence in our community will have a lasting effect.
-Written by Jackie Heyneman
“Buy land. They ain't making any more of the stuff.” Will Rogers
How You Can Help
The Fallbrook Land Conservancy now has a wish list on Amazon! These items will help in the every day operations of the FLC office! Items purchased will be shipped to us and entered as in-kind donations!
Shop at Amazon Smile, select the Fallbrook Land Conservancy as your non-profit, and Amazon will donate .5% of all purchases to FLC!
NEW MAPS Palomar students have created two new digital maps. Visit Preserves to download a new map of Monserate Mountain and a map of a seven-mile loop trail in Fallbrook.
LOS JILGUEROS PRESERVE'S former Firescape is now a Habitat Garden. The Native Plant Restoration Team, led by FLC Chairman Gary Beeler, has been removing thirsty, unsuccessful non-natives and replacing them with native plants that, once established, can survive with no additional water.
Please support our Corporate/Business & Service Organization Sponsors.
Sponsors with cash/service donations over $500/year get logo & link. Over $250/year get list link. $35-$250 get listed. Sponsors also printed in newsletters.
Berry Bell & Hall Mortuary
Color Spot Nursery
Fallbrook Country Escrow
Fallbrook Women Golfers
Grangetto's Farm & Garden
Pearl Car Wash
PEO Chapter WM
Ransbergers Cal Custom
Scrappy's Tires & Auto
Susan Shin DBA
Yoga at MAC Studio