What happens when the perpetual nature of the conservation easement tool is threatened by changes in landscapes due to climate change? Bringing together research completed by Clemson University and real-life examples of conservation easements faced with the impacts of climate change, this presentation will discuss how land trusts can address climate change in conservation easements. Presenters will share the results of a research project that surveyed land trusts and landowners from 6 states, to assess how conservation easements can be adapted to address climate change. In one test case, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) encountered a significant habitat change due to sea level rise and shoreline change, due to climate change, on an existing conservation easement. TNC will discuss how the landowner and the land trust worked together to assess the changes in conservation values and how to adapt in the face of change. A second test case, brought by Pee Dee Land Trust, considers a new easement project with a landowner and attorney who are concerned about drafting an easement that will adjust to a dynamic coastal environment. The panel will bring these test cases and the study conducted by Dr. Dyckman together to discuss how land trusts can address easement amendments to address climate change and integrate flexibility to adjust to changing habitats and property conditions for new conservation easement projects.