Landslides



The Landslide Hazards Program aims to identify, map, and categorize landslide areas across the state of Montana to better understand spatial distribution and causes of ground failure to help mitigate against landslide hazards. New and ongoing deployment of Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) techniques provides means to create high-resolution imagery and remove vegetation cover to identify landslide processes such as this area near Virginia City (Figure by Yann Gavillot; landslide interpretation by Jesse Mosolf).

Related Publications and Data

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Landslide map of the Big Sky area, Gallatin and Madison counties, Montana

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Areas of potential landslide hazard in the Billings area, Yellowstone County, Montana

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Compilation of landslide locations maps and index for identification of slide-prone areas: A pilot study for the Butte district (CD)

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Geologic and hydrologic investigation of the Clark Canyon landslide