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Winneshiek Trail Twisters
Updated Groomer Log
Form Available
Here.
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Groomer Operator Manual
Groomer Manual
Available
Here.
IDNR letter to
potential landowner
Updated landowner
agreementagreement
The Iowa State Snowmobile Trail Grant Program and the Review and Selection
Committee oversee grooming operations in Iowa and determine equipment
placement with clubs. In order to operate a groomer, an operator must become
certified by the program.

Below are the steps to becoming a certified groomer operator:
  1. Apply to the program and authorize a driver's license check.  Click here for
    application.
  2. Attend a new groomer operator training.
  3. Complete a mentorship with a certified groomer.  Click here for training
    checklist.
  4. Return training checklist to program to complete certification process.
  5. Certification card is issued by program.

Anyone operating snow grooming equipment must possess a valid driver's license
and a certified groomer operator card issued by the IDNR.

For more information or if your club would like to host a groomer recertification
course, contact ISSA Groomer Training Coordinator Chris Willey at (563) 920-9010 or
kioti79@gmail.com.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Permanent Administrative Positions
  • Chris Willey, Past ISSA President/Groomer Training Coordinator
  • Terry Durby, Past ISSA President
Members By Position
  • Brian Carmichael, ISSA President
  • Scott Nauman, ISSA Vice President
Members By Election
  • Randy Magg (Western representative)
  • John Kahler (Central representative)
  • Todd Sieverding (Eastern representative)
Iowa DNR Representative
  • Rhonda Fowler
2018-19 REVIEW AND SELECTION COMMITTEE
GROOMER OPERATOR TRAINING
TRAIL SIGN ORDER
The Iowa State Snowmobile Trail Grant Program is responsible for purchasing trail
signs in Iowa. Click
here for the 2018 Sign Order Form. Orders due May 1.
  On Sept. 11, 2017, the ISSA signed a cooperative agreement with the Iowa
Department of Natural Resources to assume control of the snowmobile trail grant
process and the distribution of more than two-thirds of the snowmobile registration
fees collected annually.
  The contract also transferred ownership of the groomer fleet to the ISSA, and
administration of the program now falls on the ISSA’s Review and Selection
Committee (RSC) for approving grant requests and on the ISSA’s Emergency
Funding Committee (EFC) for issuing payments.
 Past ISSA Presidents Chris Willey and Terry Durby serve in permanent
administrative positions on those subcommittees. Below is the RSC roster. Please
use the following email address to contact the RSC:
ISSA.RSC@gmail.com
Miles Groomed in Iowa
Groomer Locations
(as of 2015)
2018-19 Trail
Grant Process
2019 OPERATOR TRAINING CLASSES
Groomer Certification class Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Squid Willy's Bar and Grill, 146
Jackson St., Thompson, IA 50478. No need to register. Questions? Contact Terry
Durby @
tdurb@yahoo.com. CANCELLED due to weather.
2018-19 Snowmobile
Trail Grant Applications
Due May 1. Download
fillable pdf form
here.
Past ISSA President Chris Willey, groomer operator training coordinator for Iowa,
leads a certification class with the Scott County Sno-Seekers in November of 2018.