NAPgA Rendezvous 2017 A Success!

Many thanks to all the wonderful folks who attended Rendy 2017 in Lake City, CO. You made this event work! We especially want to  thank all the generous folks who donated some really incredible items to the store/auction this year! It was amazing and the fundraiser was a huge success! Finally, special thank-you’s go out to Maggie Highland for coming so far to share about Bighorn disease research, to John Mionczynski for traveling down to share his wealth of wisdom and experience, to Edna Mason of the Lake City Forest Service for sharing her experiences working with Bighorns and domestic sheep grazing issues in the Lake City area,  and to Jim Lovelace and Elijah Waters of the Gunnison BLM office for allowing us to host this event in Lake City. A great time was had by all!

If you have photos and/or videos of the Rendy that you would like to share, please use the “Contact Us” page to get in touch with Nan Hassey.

Here are a few  Rendy highlights:

Driving class with Nan and Phil Hassey

Conformation class with Carolyn Eddy

Work project on the Alpine Gulch Trail, including rerouting water, rebuilding trail with rock, and building bridges over the swollen creek.

Climb up Uncompahgre Peak, elevation 14,321 feet

How we all felt when we reached the top!

2017 NAPgA Rendezvous, Lake City, CO

Round up those goats and get ready for the 2017 NAPgA Rendezvous in fabulous Lake City, Colorado June 15 -18!
LakeCity.1We’ll camp at Pike Snowden Meadow about five miles west of Lake City on the Henson Creek Road. Click on the thumbnails below to see pictures of the camping area.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please read these directions on HOW TO GET TO LAKE CITY AND SNOWDEN MEADOW!

Activities include:
– Friday classes on a variety of packgoat subjects featuring speakers John Mionczynski, Clay Zimmerman, Carolyn Eddy, and Nan Hassey
– NAPgA fundraiser store
– Potluck and music at the campfire Friday and Saturday nights
– Saturday trail service project on Alpine Gulch Trail
– Saturday afternoon equipment “show and tell”
– Weather permitting, Sunday hike up Uncompahgre Peak
CLICK HERE for the complete schedule

9:22:16.1Campground features:
– Nearby creek access for goat water
– Plenty of tree shade
– 1-mile hike to Nellie Creek Falls
– Short drive to Lake City
– Two easy miles to work project trail

You MUST bring certified weed-free hay (The BLM will be checking!). If you need certified hay, please contact Nan Hassey. Hay will be $10/bale.
email: nanhassey @ yahoo dot com
phone: 719-489-2732 (no text!)

Health certificates are required for all out-of-state goats. In the destination field, have your vet write “Camping 5 miles up Henson Creek Road (C.R. 20) at Nellie Creek intersection.”

The BLM is allowing us to camp in this location on the condition that we will keep the camping area clean and keep our goats contained. Goats in camp will need to be corralled or tethered and any leftover hay and bedding must be picked up every day. Goats must be kept where they can’t damage trees.

You can view the “Rendy Rules” and “Things to Bring” here:
Rules of the Rendy
Things to Bring

The Rendy store is NAPgA’s biggest fundraiser of the year! If you wish to donate items, please CLICK HERE for more information. Remember to bring cash or check so you can take home some of these wonderful items!

March Newsletter

Lots to see in this month’s newsletter, including: 
– Rendezvous in Lake City, CO June 15-18
– Worming tips
– Spring training tips from Curtis King
– JimMcClure-Jerry Peak land use plan
– Harness class with Nan and Phil Hassey in Greeley, CO April 29
– Goat health/nutrition class and packgoat seminar with Steve and Donna Semasko in Olympia, WA April 8
-Clarification about certified weed free hay

CLICK HERE for the complete newsletter.

2017 NAPgA Calendars!

Calendar2017.1The 2017 NAPgA calendars have arrived and they look great! Show off your packgoat enthusiasm all year long by displaying one of these lovely wall calendars. Supply is limited so don’t wait!

Proceeds help support NAPgA’s ongoing fight to keep public lands open to packgoats.

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UPDATE: Calendars are SOLD OUT!

The Polls are Open!

Photo submission for the calendar contest has closed and it’s time to
start voting! We will be taking votes through October 15th.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Since we need 12 photos for our calendar, you can vote for up to 12 different pictures! (Please do not vote more than once for the same photo.) You are allowed to vote for your own photos. Please pick no more than two photos from each album so that more people have a chance to get a photo in the calendar.

In order to vote, sign into your regular Yahoo!/Flickr account and go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/133750117@N08/
+1  your favorite photos by clicking the star in the bottom right corner.

If you do not have a personal Yahoo!/Flickr account you may sign in on the NAPgA account and vote using the comments section.
Username: napgaphotos
Password: calendar2017

If you use the “napgaphotos” account, please sign your name by your +1 in the comments. This way we have a record if you accidentally vote for the same photo twice or cast more than 12 votes (it’s very easy to lose track of which photos and how many you vote for if you don’t sign your name!).

NAPgA 2017 Calendar Contest!

Time to look through this year’s trips and submit your best photos
for the NAPgA calendar contest! Photos submissions will be taken20817409913_2d05ef2058_othrough Septemer 30th. Here’s how to do it:

Rules of the contest:
– Participants must be current NAPgA members.
– Participants must put their name in their photo’s description field.
– Each participant may submit up to five photos.
– To qualify for voting, photos MUST be in landscape orientation and high resolution. High resolution means at least 3300 x 2550 pixels.
– If these qualifications are not met, your photo cannot be used for the calendar no matter how many votes it receives!

Here’s how to enter:

Go to Flickr.com

Sign in at top right with:
Username: napgaphotos
Password: calendar2017
(You may have to sign out of your current Yahoo! account or use an incognito window in order to do this).

Upload photos by clicking the little cloud and arrow icon in the top right corner.
Each person may upload up to five photos.

After your photos are uploaded, click the “Albums” link in the middle of the page. Click the “Create new album” link found to the right of the existing albums.

A line of photos will appear along the bottom of the page. Drag your photos into your album. Put your name in the album title so we know who submitted the photos.

Once your photos are in the album, click on each photo and add a title and description. In the description field please put the location where the photo was taken. You may also add names of goats, etc. if you like.

If you have any questions or trouble using the Flickr site, please contact nanhassey@yahoo.com

Now let’s see those awesome packgoat photos!

East Oregonian Article: Goats Getting Shut Out

Rendy_6:26.3Packers at odds with bighorn conservationists

By MATT ENTRUP

East Oregonian

 

PENDLETON — As far as locations for holding a national convention go, the tiny eastern Oregon town of Ukiah may seem like an odd choice.

But to the 100 or so “heartbeats” gathered for the North American Pack Goat Association’s annual rendezvous at a campground on the fringe of the John Day Wilderness, the region lies at the heart of the largest issue facing them and their kind…

Read the FULL ARTICLE

 

NAPgA Rendezvous 2016, June 23-26 near Ukiah, OR

All the information you need is RIGHT HERE!

The Rendy site for NAPgA Rendy 2016 is 6.8 miles south of Ukiah, OR, on NF-052/County Rd 1475.

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The road is in good condition, and the area level. It is OK for cars or RVs.

Google Maps Coordinates: 45.079792N, 111.893402W
This area is located (as the crow flies) 6 miles southsouthwest of Ukiah, OR, at 4450′.

If you have questions please contact Curtis King (Primary Event Organizer):
1-509-539-0982, curtis.king66@yahoo.com

The following links contain all the information you need to know about the NAPgA Rendezvous:Hike_9:27:15.1

Please consider bringing items to donate to the Country Store. This is NAPgA’s biggest annual money maker. If you cannot attend but would like to help out, please send your donated items to Curtis King or Carolyn Eddy.

8:14:15.3IF YOU PLAN TO BRING GOATS TO THE RENDEZVOUS, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LINKS AND INFORMATION CAREFULLY!

You must have a HEALTH CERTIFICATE from your veterinarian. The destination address for the certificate is:

Umatilla National Forest
Forest Service Office
401 Main St.
Ukiah OR,  97880

Also see:
https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/AnimalHealthFeedsLivestockID/AnimalImportExport/Pages/SheepGoats.aspx

IMPORTANT: This is a NAPgA sanctioned event and we are promoting responsible management practices. Therefore, we strongly encourage that goats coming to the Rendezvous be MOVI tested by a Vet at least once prior to coming. There is still time to do so. You will have an opportunity to have nasal swab #2 taken by Dr. Maggie Highland at the Rendezvous, “FREE OF CHARGE.” 

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Rendy!!

 

 

 

 

North American Packgoat Association