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Lisa Bassani Joins American Farmland Trust as Working Lands Alliance Project Director

 
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Lisa Bassani, O) 860-683-4230, Cell) 203-535-9495, lbassani@farmland.org

 

Windsor, Conn., April 5, 2013—American Farmland Trust is delighted to welcome Lisa Bassani as Project Director for the Working Lands Alliance, a diverse coalition of farmers, conservationists, anti-hunger and healthy food advocates working to sustain local farms and stop the loss of Connecticut farmland. The Windsor-based Alliance is a project of American Farmland Trust.

Bassani brings an extensive background in land conservation to the Working Lands Alliance. As project manager for the Connecticut office of Trust for Public Land, she successfully completed many large-scale land conservation projects. She also served as point person for the restoration of sensitive barrier beach habitat on Long Beach in Stratford, a project which received the prestigious Coastal America Award from the Department of the Interior in 2012.

Most recently, Bassani served as program manager for the Tropical Resources Institute within the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she developed graduate-level educational initiatives focusing on conservation issues in the tropics, forged partnerships with institutions interested in collaborating with students, and coordinated the faculty steering committee.

Bassani holds a Masters of Environmental Science degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, and a BA in Spanish from the University of Michigan. She can be reached at 860-683-4230 or at lbassani@farmland.org.

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American Farmland Trust is the nation's leading conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. Since its founding in 1980 by a group of farmers and citizens concerned about the rapid loss of farmland to development, AFT has helped save millions of acres of farmland from development and led the way for the adoption of conservation practices on millions more.

AFT's national office is located in Washington, DC. Phone: 202-331-7300. For more information, visit www.farmland.org.

 
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