Landslides are a destructive geologic hazard with localized but significant impacts. In an average year in the United States, landslides cause the deaths of 25 to 50 people and economic losses of at least $2 billion. State and local entities take significant responsibility for landslide mitigation, however lack of national coordination hinders sharing of information and best practices. A national landslide mitigation strategy would reduce landslide losses through strengthened federal, state, local, academic, and private partnerships.
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