Soil and rock slide

Soil and rock slide

Earth movements and rock fall occur not only in the Alps but also on the slopes of the low mountain ranges. Mountain forestry management counteracts these dangers by taking silvicultural measures. 

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Plant diversity protects against landslides

Landslides repeatedly cause major damage in Switzerland. A report describes how soil stability can be improved long-term with relatively little input. Modified forest management practices and diverse vegetation can play an especially significant and cost-effective role.

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