Some ways to protect areas that may be prone to landslides is to plant trees and plants with extensive root networks. Trees and plants help hold soil together and prevent erosion. Rain gardens and plants that absorb a lot of moisture can also help prevent flooding, which causes landslides. When excessive periods of rain or flash floods occur, there may be no way to prevent a landslide, but trees and plants can mitigate some of the impacts.
If you are referring to ways in which we can protect ourselves against landslides, then yes, there are. The first thing that can be done is to avoid the hazard. The development of homes, businesses, public agencies, and power systems should not be on unstable slopes. If these areas can’t be avoided, then protective engineering measures should be taken to reduce the risk of landslides. For communities that have already been established, local authorities need to assess whether protective engineering measures can be taken or if buy-outs should occur in order to move the people out safely (Natural Resources Canada, 2011). For more information, please visit the link below.
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