The lottery system is not currently weighted, but it could be soon, depending on public response to the latest proposal from the group that manages the four rivers.
“We know people want a way to increase their chances of launching on their preferred date”, says Trish Callaghan, Salmon-Challis National Forest Recreation Program Manager. “This weighted lottery could begin as early as the 2015 application season and may be similar to what many states now do for their hunting season tag allocations for specialized hunts.”
Detailed information about the way the points system would work is located on the Salmon-Challis forest website http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/scnf/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=fsbdev3_029568 . The managers of the Four Rivers Lottery will be reviewing the comments sent to email@example.com; to be most useful and timely, please submit your comments by March 15, 2013.