NORFOLK — Adam Whelchel, director of science for The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut, told an audience at the Norfolk Library on Saturday, Jan. 12, that conservation efforts depend on people like them maintaining and planting more trees.

Not to mention becoming aware of their consumer habits, volunteering for community organizations, voting for people “guided by the best available science,” and supporting organizations that “are proving the possible.”

Whelchel’s appearance was sponsored by Great Mountain Forest.

He recently...