With two-thirds of land in the Lower 48 under private ownership, many imperiled species depend on private land for their recovery. Action is needed to build the adaptive capacity of both wildlife and working lands as the climate changes. Land trusts are well-positioned to be leaders in stemming the current biodiversity and climate change crises. This workshop will demonstrate how land trusts can access funding to conserve wildlife through habitat protection and restoration, active management for key species, and strategic investments in rare, unique, or exceptional habitats. Defenders of Wildlife will provide an overview of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) funding sources for private landowners. The USFWS will provide an overview of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program and how to develop competitive applications for the program. The Western Reserve Land Conservancy will provide a case study of a land trust partnering with PFW to restore wetland habitat in Ohio. A 90 percent decrease in wetland area in Ohio since European colonization has resulted in watersheds that lack adequate wetland and floodplain buffers. Fortunately, several funding sources, including the North American Wetlands Conservation Act enabled PFW and the Land Conservancy to work with local partners to implement wetland restoration projects that provide habitat for species such as the federally threatened Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake. This workshop is relevant to the three Land Trust Standards and Practices related to evaluating and selecting conservation projects and ensuring responsible stewardship of conservation easements and land held in fee for conservation purposes.