Land trusts have a major role to play in addressing the climate crisis. Across the U.S. there are carbon-rich forests that are vulnerable to development, wildfire and a host of other threats. These lands must be protected. This session will explore how land trusts can effectively and efficiently identify these carbon-rich landscapes and then evaluate, at the parcel level, the carbon impact of conservation – now and into the future. Presenters will teach attendees how to navigate existing datasets and two publicly available online tools that can be used to create sophisticated carbon data analyses for any parcel or region in the lower 48 states. Presenters will also highlight use cases and examples of easement terms and management plan guidelines that can be used to improve carbon storage and sequestration. Lastly, we will discuss how carbon data can help build successful applications for new federal funds, including the $700 million Forest Legacy program. This session will be highly interactive and feedback from attendees will help shape future data and tool development being led by a host of national NGOs and the USFS. Note that this session is meant to support advancing forest carbon goals outside of carbon markets and will not discuss market trends.