The Nature of Iceland

Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library as they host local Naturalist David Govatski for program entitled The Nature of Iceland. This free program will take place on Sunday August 16th, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Public Library, located at 52 Main Street in Jackson, NH

David served as a Naturalist on the French expedition ship L’Austral in July 2014. The program will cover the flora, fauna, geology and culture of this fascinating and beautiful island. Iceland is considered to be the Land of Fire and Ice and is a paradise for geologists and nature lovers. See geysers, hot springs, mud pots and other geological features. The island is home to 10 million Atlantic puffins and millions of other seabirds and is considered to be the “Duck Factory” of Europe for the number of waterfowl that breed here. We will explore the country from Surtsey in the south to beautiful Lake Myvatn and Grimsey Island on the Arctic Circle in the north. David will be available to answer questions about visiting Iceland.

David Govatski retired from the US Forest Service after a 30-year career as a Fire and Aviation Management Officer, Forester and Silviculturist. He has a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from Unity College in Maine and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Silviculture from the US Forest Service. David worked on a National Interagency Incident Management Team with the US Forest Service for eight years.
David serves on the board of directors of and is the Secretary of the Weeks Act Centennial Coordinating Committee. He was employed by the AMC Hut System in 1967 and 1968. He is one of a dozen people to have red lined all the trails in the White Mountains. David has a small forestry and natural resource consulting company in addition to his volunteer activities. He is an avid naturalist with a focus on birds and alpine plants, a hiker, canoeist, Nordic skier, and snowshoer. He serves on the Board of Directors of several environmental organizations and is an active trip leader and he lives in Jefferson, NH. For more information contact:

The presentation is free and open to the public although a $5.00 donation is welcome to offset speaker expenses. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731