This session serves as an introduction for land trusts to use the concept of climate resilience in land protection and stewardship. Most land trusts periodically complete a strategic plan, which includes an analysis and subjective list of priority parcels for protection in their service area. In this session, you will learn how to let climate resilience guide planning and implementation more objectively. Geared for (and taught by) both land protection and stewardship staff, we will cover the genesis and development of a service area-wide strategic conservation plan. Our most ambitious planning effort to date, this process involved not only staff and consultants, but volunteers, board members, and valued community partners. In the second half of the presentation, we will share a collaborative stewardship project in the implementation stage - from pixels on a map to a hands-on project. This project with five partner organizations used restoration of forest communities as the focal system for climate adaptation and future resilience. This geographic area in the Midwest, known as the "tension zone," is the historical delineation between southern and northern species, driven by climate. This landscape and set of partnerships make an ideal setting for exploring issues of assisted migration of tree species, reforestation, forest pests, and restoration genetics. For land trusts that have not yet engaged in organization-wide climate resilience planning, this session will teach you why climate resilience is a useful filter for prioritizing projects and getting them done. Furthermore, it provides examples and inspiration to move from talk on climate change to on-the-ground action.