Landslide Hazards: Best Practices for Land Use and Construction

Existing land features have long been part of land use planning, and landslides are no exception.  As a result of new landslide mapping data, Oregon communities are beginning to consider implications for current and future land use on both existing development and future development areas.  This session will include jurisdictional case studies and a presentation on the 2019 publication Preparing for Landslide Hazards:  A Land Use Guide for Oregon Communities, by Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).  The panel will balance conversations around approaches to reducing landslide hazard risk, the use of lidar data, engineering geology and geotechnical reports, and comprehensive plan discussions.  Preparing for landslides requires a comprehensive effort from the development community, existing residents, jurisdictional development departments, and local elected officials to shape specific responses.  The panel features a DLCD landslide hazard guide overview, case study by the City of Oregon City on proposed geological hazard code changes, and geotechnical insight based on decades of residential geotechnical land use field expertise. Panel moderated by HBA.

Location: Date: April 21, 2021 Time: 9:05 am - 10:05 am Beth Rapp Jim Imbrie Josh Wheeler Tricia Sears