The Land Trust Alliance’s 2017 bulletin announcing its new climate change initiative states, “It’s important to call attention to the local impacts of climate change in ways that will engage people in your community.” The bulletin also announced LTA pilot programs and initiatives aimed at supporting the buildout of large-scale renewable energy projects as well as promoting the use of land to mitigate climate change. Programs such as these will indeed require broad engagement by local communities. In 2019, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation presented a speaker event to engage our largely rural and largely climate denying community about the local impacts of climate change. These had included a decade of local extreme weather which had caused millions and millions of dollars in property damage, crop loss, and even loss of life. JDCF’s program created a catalyst for our county board to resolve to consider climate change in future decisions as well as interest in creating a local green energy district. If we were to do that speaker event today, those outcomes would be too modest. In our Rally 2021 workshop, we have asked our presenters to address a second goal as well. That goal is to help land trust executive directors, senior policy and governance officers and board leadership explore ways in which they can not only engage their local communities on awareness of the local impacts of climate change but also be a practical resource in how those communities choose to mitigate the local impacts of climate change. Our presenters will also show how these climate change mitigation efforts can at the same time help communities to create new businesses and new jobs, become more resilient, and more supportive of conservation.