Stillaguamish River

Land Use Planning/Disasters
8:43 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Landslide Science Not Connecting With County Planning Decisions

Bonnie Brown's cabin in Oso, Washington before the March 22 landslide.
Credit Bonnie Brown

The Northwest is a region prone to landslides. That, of course, is on many people’s minds as the town of Oso, Washington recovers from the tragic slide that happened there this past weekend. There is a lot of scientific data and maps showing where landslides have occurred in the past. The question is whether or not it’s getting used.

Bonnie Brown sent me a picture of the cabin her parents built on the Stillaguamish River in the 70s.

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