Humans and Landslides Logging is an obvious scapegoat for landslides, but how much does it destabilize slopes? Is climate change contributing to landslide activity? If so, in which direction? Find out how human activity contributes to increased landslide risk in Southeast Alaska.
Local Catastrophe: The Starrigavan Valley Slide What happened in Starrigavan Valley this September? How much damage was there? Was this caused by human activity? Here's a quick synopsis of what happened, what didn't happen, and what we can expect in the future. Still curious? Find the Forest Service's preliminary report here and a longer preliminary write-up from SCS here.
Landslide Overview What factors are the most important for landslides? How and when do they usually start? Why are there so many in Southeast Alaska?
The scoured channel of Starrigavan Creek near the landslide.