The Landslide Handbook— A Guide to Understanding Landslides

This document can also be found on the official website of the U.S. Geologic Hazards Science Center at
This guide consists of three primary sections on "Basic Information About Landslides"; "Evaluating and Communicating Landslide Hazard" and "Mitigation Concepts and Approaches". The last section includes among other things an introduction to landslide stabilization and mitigation through earth slope or using vegetation as well as suggestions on what to do prior to Intense storms or during intense storms if living near steep hills. This handbook is intended to be a resource for people affected by landslides to acquire further knowledge, especially about the conditions that are unique to their neighborhoods and communities. It helps to take the positive step of encouraging awareness of available options and recourse in regard to landslide hazard.
This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled " Landslides Mitigation and Disaster Risk Management in Shelter and Settlements ", and is included in the series of Collections supporting response to natural disaster events. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.