As the climate crisis becomes tangible to more people throughout the country, especially in underserved communities hardest hit by rising temperatures, erratic and powerful storms, and underinvestment in better and more equitable access to the outdoors, land trusts play a pivotal role in supporting, creating and leveraging public funding for the adaptation and conservation appropriate for their communities. At the time of writing, one-third of all states are considering the creation of public funding, which could create billions of dollars for parks, trails, lands, waters, natural climate solutions and more. Simultaneously, myriad counties, municipalities and districts are contemplating the creation, extension, or augmentation of local funding for conservation. For the last 25 years, Trust for Public Land has been involved with almost 650 successful ballot measures and dozens of statewide legislative campaigns creating more than $93 billion in new funding for parks, land conservation, restoration and more. Voters across the nation have approved 83% of the ballot measures directed and supported by TPL and, frequently, land trusts. During this workshop, attendees will learn about the varied efforts and mechanisms for conservation funding at the state and local level in 2023; the tools necessary to lead or support ballot measures and statewide legislation; and the Bitter Root Land Trust will share their story about the creation of county funding in a rural corner of Montana.