Photo submission for the calendar contest has closed and it’s time to
start voting! We will be taking votes through October 15th.
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.
If you do not have a personal Yahoo!/Flickr account you may sign in on the NAPgA account and vote using the comments section.
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!).
Time to look through this year’s trips and submit your best photos
for the NAPgA calendar contest! Photos submissions will be takenthrough 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:
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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…
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.
IF 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
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.”
An Idaho federal judge found the U.S. Forest Service in contempt of court Tuesday, concluding the Forest Service used a flawed study as the basis to ban domestic sheep and goats from some of its lands…. full article.
High-ranking federal officials are being held in contempt of court for using invalidated reports to support a Shoshone National Forest prohibition against packgoats…. full article.
Capital Press – “Idaho Judge Holds Forest Service, Top Leaders in Contempt”
BOISE — An Idaho federal judge has held U.S. Forest Service Director Tom Tidwell, his agency and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in contempt of court for ignoring his 2009 order against heeding conclusions of a questionable report on disease transmission from domestic sheep to wild bighorn sheep…. full article.
On February 23, 2016, Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho held the Secretary of Agriculture and Chief of the United States Forest Service (“Forest Service”) in contempt of court for relying on two illegal reports on disease transmission from livestock to bighorn sheep. The reports were used in the Shoshone National Forest’s recent Land Management Plan (LMP) revision to ban domestic sheep and goats from the Shoshone. The Shoshone National Forest covers nearly 2.5 million acres in northwest Wyoming….