Large-scale restoration projects can enhance habitat, provide nature-based climate solutions, improve water quality, and address community needs. They also involve a combination of state, federal, local, and nonprofit players who all bring their own goals and agendas to the table. Across the country, land trusts are stepping in as a partner to manage and facilitate these complicated and exciting projects. The skill sets, community credibility, and partnerships that land trusts bring to the table are allowing them to serve as effective managers for these projects. They are also finding that the projects can bring financial, membership, and conservation benefits back to the land trust. Three land trusts will share case studies of the restoration projects they are working on that have joint ecosystem and community benefits. From stream restoration projects that provide new parks to salt marsh restoration projects that protect infrastructure and decrease flooding risks, these projects are unique community conservation opportunities. As a panel, the presenters will answer questions about the process for taking on these types of projects and lessons learned along the way. The session will provide a chance for audience members to learn from each other and share their own experiences with these types of projects.