We stand shoulder to shoulder, to defend our access to public lands

against the many who would steal it away.  For generations we have enjoyed and respected the places we have access to ride.  We take pride in being good stewards of the land.  There are those who misinterpret us and our sport.  They are working tirelessly to defeat us and to diminish the sport of snowmobiling.   For too long, many of us have sat idly by while they were at work.  NOT ANYMORE!  The Sled Warriors will rally and defeat them.  We will defend our access and our sport and our good names.  We did not seek out this fight but it has come and we will not shy from it!


The ISSA works tirelessly to keep the gates open and to keep public lands available for your use.  We provide a strong voice for you with members of the Idaho Legislature, the US Congress and federal land managers.  We keep you up to date on hot issues, events, and legislative matters; sending you "Public Land" alerts so you'll never be the last to know.  Join with those that are on the front line protecting your riding opportunities!!!  Make a difference!!


Chuck Well Obituary

Charles E. "Chuck" Wells

We invite you to take a few moments to read through his obituary and tribute. Then, the next time you are out enjoying the great outdoors, take another moment to reflect on all the hard work that went into developing and maintaining those trails you are enjoying. We hope you will join us in honoring him and all those who we call “The Old Guard” by continuing their mission and fight. Stay active, stay aware and join together with all recreationists to care for and take responsibility for these programs, to assure they are not lost to future generations, and our public lands stay open for multiple use.  For full obituary please visit

Charles E. “Chuck” Wells, 78, passed away at his home in Emmett, Idaho, of natural causes related to his longtime battle with Parkinson’s disease, on June 21, 2021. In true form, even until the end, he fought the good fight, he finished his race, never giving in or giving up. Chuck was born May 17, 1943, in Hermiston, Oregon, to Earl Eugene and Fay Lorraine Wells. He was the eldest of eight siblings. Robert, fourth born, passed away at birth. Chuck is survived by his siblings: Judith Merry, Thomas Wells (Stacey), George Wells (Carol), Barbara Cole (Steve), Wendy Evans, and Suzi Bradshaw (Brad).  He married his college sweetheart Alyce Howe and they were blessed with two daughters: Bobbi Jo Taylor (Matt) and Jacki Lynn Briggs (Tom). Chuck was also blessed with six grandchildren and one great granddaughter: Zachary Taylor (Shiloah) and Madi Jo Taylor, Emily, MJ, Maricris, and Rebekah Briggs, and Rebekah’s daughter Elliana Briggs. He is survived by his first wife Alyce and second wife, Marybeth Wells.