The FHC and ET-AL's Nate Hough-Snee, Joe Wheaton and Ryan Lokteff (M.S. 2013) recently collaborated with the Forest Service's Brett Roper to publish a landscape-scale classification of riparian vegetation across the American interior Pacific Northwest. The study is currently in press at River Research and Applications. The study takes a hierarchical approach to assessing how riparian plant communities assemble in small, low-order streams of the Columbia and Missouri River basins. The study was undertaken when Hough-Snee and Lokteff worked for both the USFS PIBO program and the USU ET-AL and was made possible by funding from the USFS. You can find a distributed copy here.