Appalachian Landslide Consultants, PLLC is a fully insured and DBE certified woman-owned business. Our mission is to help protect life and property by identifying landslide hazards. The goal of landslide hazard identification is to assist both public and private property owners in assessing the risk and subsequent damage that may occur if landslides are present or likely triggered. We provide a range of services that achieves these goals. Please see our Services section to find out if we can help you achieve your goals.

Jennifer Bauer & Stephen Fuemmeler
Owners of Appalachian Landslide Consultants, PLLC

We have updated our Landslide Maps of Western North Carolina map viewer to include all the areas completed by Appalachian Landslide Consultants, PLLC as well as showing the areas covered by NC Geological Survey landslide maps. Please check it out and let us know what you think.

Scale model landslides show what happens if you mess with a landslide toe

by Philip S. Prince The two images below show the same model landslide at different points during its evolution. The lower image, of course, looks much uglier, with a broken-up slide block and huge, looming headscarp. Notably, the thick toe labeled in the upper image is conspicuously missing…(spoiler: you can watch this model evolve at…

“Blowout” landslides and the lidar signature of several catastrophic, mid-summer Appalachian precipitation events of the 20th century

by Philip S. Prince All parts of the Appalachian Mountains are no stranger to episodes of localized but catastrophically extreme precipitation, with the eastern Kentucky event of July (2022) and its tragic consequences being the most recent reminder. These precipitation events, which typically occur during summer months, can deliver double-digit inches of rain (more than…