Landslides

About Landslide Safety


The Wyoming State Geological Survey reports that parts of the state have some of the highest landslide density statistics in the United States. Landslides are characterized as the dangerous downward movement of rock, debris, and earth. Landslides generally occur when slopes become unstable. Instability can ensue (1) as a result of nature-related occurrences like heavy rainfall and earthquakes or (2) as a result of human-related occurrences like clear cutting and land mismanagement.

Because landslides pose serious threats to both lives and livelihoods, it is important that agriculturalists understand safety measures related to these common Wyoming catastrophes. Between creating emergency preparedness plans, utilizing recommended evacuation methods, and repairing eroded areas, there are many landslide safety steps agriculturalists can take before, during, and after landslide disasters.


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