NAPgA has a New Logo and a SpringTee account!

NAPgA recently updated our logo and is starting to make some merchandise featuring our new look!

T-shirts are the first thing off the production line and we’re having them done up through SpringTee. You can check out NAPgA’s SpringTee page here:

https://my-store-bf1656-2.creator-spring.com/

GMUG Forest Plan Webinars

In 2019 our NAPgA members did an outstanding job sending letters to the Forest Planning Team about the proposed packgoat ban that would have affected much of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forest in Colorado. They responded to our concerns and their current proposed plan acknowledges this and is at the very least making sure that packgoats are not treated as a bigger threat than domestic sheep, which are permitted to graze in certain areas of the GMUG.
Links to the plan and various alternatives and environmental impact statements can be found here:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gmug/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fseprd937839
Here is the link to the actual revised forest plan: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd939801.pdf
The GMUG is planning several “open houses” via zoom in the coming weeks. The schedule with links to these sessions can be found here:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd945844.pdf
We especially hope that all of our Colorado members and those from other states who pack with goats in Colorado will be able to attend at least one of these meetings.

Slim Buttes, SD Rendezvous

Mark your calendars for September 24-26 because NAPgA is hosting a second 2021 Rendezvous in Slim Buttes, South Dakota!

We’ll gather at the Reva Gap Campground which is off Route 20 about 20 minutes east of Buffalo and 40 minutes west of Bison.  We don’t yet have an itinerary planned, but it should be a wonderful weekend of hiking, swapping yarns, and enjoying our goats and the Great Outdoors.

Please let us know if you plan to attend. Nan Hassey is organizing this get-together and she’d like to know how many to plan for and whether the established vault toilets will be adequate for our needs. You can email napga.org@gmail.com or call Nan at 719-489-2732.

This looks like a beautiful and unique area. Read more about it here: https://www.southdakotamagazine.com/slim-buttes-aug-2013

NAPgA/The RustPack Team up for T-Shirts!

NAPgA recently paired up with The RustPack to create a North American Packgoat Association t-shirt design! Morgan Rust and his family are goat packers in Eden, Utah and he creates unique packgoat-inspired clothing designs. They will donate the proceeds of this design to NAPgA. It is available in both t shirts and sweatshirts including women’s and youth sizes. Stickers will also be available and we will continue to work on other designs and options in the future. Unfortunately there won’t be any on hand at rendy but orders can be purchased directly through the RustPack website, rustpack.com


NAPgA Fundraising Auction a Success!

Many thanks to the generous members who donated items for NAPgA’s recent online fundraising auction and to all the folks who purchased those items! The auction raised a record $6305.00! Most of this money will probably at some point be used to fight legal battles against packgoat bans and to fight the ongoing tide of misinformation about packgoat disease risk. Thanks again to everyone who participated!