About Us

The North American Packgoat Association (NAPgA) is the national organization representing goatpackers and goatpacking.  Founded in 1999, The North American Packgoat Association (NAPgA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to promote packing with goats.  NAPgA’s mission is to promote the use and enjoyment of packgoats, to improve, mentor, and encourage competency in the practice of goatpacking; to promote scientific study of the caprine species, their care, welfare and training; to urge recognition of goatpacking as an eco-friendly pack stock alternative, and to establish traditions which will further the welfare of goatpacking and of packgoats.  One of the NAPgA’s most vital functions is to keep abreast of proposed public land closures and work towards keeping them open to goatpacking.


MEMBERSHIP – By joining NAPgA you are supporting the national organization which represents you.   Membership dues help support the annual Rendezvous, legal fees involved in keeping public lands open to packgoats, educational materials and research vital to the caprine species. Members have exclusive access to NAPgA’s newsletter for up-to-date info, the members only section of the website, perks specific to each membership level and reduced membership fee for the American Goat Federation.