A resilient community is defined as one where people are meaningfully engaged and empowered to respond to climate-related disasters by rebuilding or adapting in ways that make them stronger and prepared for future challenges. Conservation organizations including Open Space Institute (OSI), Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC), and The Land Conservancy of New Jersey (TLC-NJ) are partnering with communities dealing with the effects of increased rainfall and flooding to develop place-based solutions for climate resilience. These partnerships demonstrate the power of land conservation to mitigate flooding and equip communities with the tools to harness nature for community benefit when rebuilding and protecting against climate-related disasters. During the session, OSI, TLC-NJ, and CTNC will be joined by elected leaders from the Town of Princeville in Eastern N.C. to share case studies and participate in a panel discussion to demonstrate how land trusts can support their own local communities toward addressing the impacts we are all seeing from climate change. The panel will be moderated by the Open Space Institute, which funds planning grants to support climate and community resilience across the East.