Invasion of new weed plant species will get top priority for control in the Fishlake National Forest, according to J. Kent Taylor, supervisor.

Other priorities, in their order, will include infestations in new areas, expansion of existing infestations and reducing the size of current infestations.

Taylor said an evaluation of sites infested with noxious weeds was completed during 1987. More than 2,160 acres were determined to contain noxious weeds or poisonous plants.

The evaluation included location of infestations, targeted species for control, size of an area, special issues, priority for treatment, past treatment, proposed treatment methods and effects of the projects.