In an era of declining public conservation finance, land trusts are increasingly seeking alternative sources of revenue for much needed organizational capacity, stewardship, and land protection funding. Since the launch of California’s cap-and-trade program in 2013, more than a dozen lands trusts have engaged in forest offset project development and have generated significant revenue from their sustainably managed forests. Over the past seven years, these land trusts and their project development partners have learned many important lessons and charted a successful path to market. However, due to market access barriers including high project development costs many land trusts with more modest forest ownerships have effectively been screened out of the market. To overcome these challenges, the Land Trust Alliance and Finite Carbon are collaborating to assist Land Trust Alliance member land trusts in climate change planning and carbon offset project development. In this session, participants will learn about innovative tools under development to facilitate land trusts of smaller forest holdings in accessing forest carbon offset markets, including legal agreements for pooling lands between aligned landowners into joint projects. This initiative facilitates land trusts in accessing the voluntary forest carbon markets via staff and board education, project feasibility analysis and evaluation, and project development. In addition to charting a path to market for land trusts of varying sizes, this session will give participants a working knowledge of forest offset project development mechanics, roles and responsibilities of project partners, deal structures, project costs and revenues, and offset market function and forecast.