The Roxbury Land Trust has appointed Barbara Bradbury-Pape as the organization’s new director of development.

Bradbury-Pape, a 20-year Litchfield County resident, assumed her responsibilities on Aug. 31, following the retirement of Susan Payne, who served most recently as the director of development.

The former site director of Bethlehem’s Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Bradbury-Pape possesses a rich history of working in non-profits, including The National Trust for Historic Properties and The USS Constitution Museum.

Additionally, her non-profit knowledge is furthered through her current work as a trustee of The New Britain Museum of American Art and The Connecticut Community Foundation and previous board work with Litchfield Historical Society and Flanders Nature Center.

Bradbury-Pape joins Ann Astarita, executive director of the Roxbury Land Trust, and James Curren, land and property mnager, in promoting the mission of the organization, which is to preserve Roxbury's heritage, conserve open space, farms and waterways while offering environmental education and public access to its properties.

Specifically, Bradbury-Pape will be responsible for grant writing, donor relations and fundraising.

“I am happy to join the Roxbury Land Trust, an impressive non-profit with a long-standing reputation for quality programs and management,” she said. “I look forward to working with the staff, board, volunteers and Roxbury residents to further the goals of the organization through the preservation of open space, which is a great benefit to many.”

Established in 1970, the Roxbury Land Trust oversees more than 3,700 acres in its preserve system with 32 preserves, active farms, and 30 miles of hiking trails.

For more information, call 860-350-4148 or email execdirector@roxburylandtrust.org.