Includes discussion of landslide types, definitions, triggering mechanisms, societal and economic impacts, consequences, and multiple-hazard concept. Identifies hazardous areas and analysis of governments’ roles and capabilities. Describes methods of landslide analysis, land-use regulations and policies, and physical mitigation methods. 149 pages. 37 figures. 15 tables. Digital PDF download. B-48D
The Colorado Landslide Hazard Mitigation Plan was a joint effort by multiple agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and at the state level, the Division of Disaster Emergency Services (DODES) and the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS). This plan was prepared to provide guidance and direction for the implementation of landslide hazard mitigation policies and practices. Its purpose is to reduce statewide actual and potential landslide losses. It is designed to reduce the vulnerability to, and high cost of, landslides threatening and impacting many of Colorado’s communities. It is also designed to promote the coordination of loss-reduction efforts by the state and local governments.