For land trusts in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade region, the drought, flooding, and catastrophic wildfires of the past several years have brought the climate crisis into stark relief. Of the ten largest fires ever in California, eight have occurred since 2010, and three were in 2020. Recently, the 14 land trusts and six larger conservation organizations that are part of the Sierra Cascade Land Trust Council worked together to create a strategic conservation plan for the region. Accelerating strategic conservation in the Sierra Cascade is crucial for ensuring that the region’s forests, waters, wildlife, and working lands are part of the solution to the climate crisis. This means protecting more land and water and it means actively managing land to promote health and resilience. Developing a regional conservation plan involved both data-driven assessment of conservation impacts and thoughtful stakeholder engagement and consensus-building. Building stronger collaborations with Indigenous groups to foster social justice and to restore traditional burning practices to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires emerged as a strong priority in the conservation plan. This session will show participants how land trusts can work together to create tools and a shared vision that will help them work together to accelerate the pace and scale of conservation and increase climate resilience.