Landslide Maps of Western North Carolina

Appalachian Landslide Consultants, PLLC (ALC) is pleased to provide this online map viewer of the Landslide Maps of Western North Carolina as a service to those who live in the mountains of WNC and to those who are looking to move to this beautiful area.

Landslide maps for WNC come from two sources. Those produced by the North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) from 2005 through 2011 and those produced by ALC from 2012 to the present. This map viewer has an overview showing the coverage and status of all landslide maps in WNC as well as the detailed landslide maps produced by ALC.

Our goal is to include the maps produced by the NCGS on this map viewer as well, but these maps are not online yet. In the meantime, you can find the Buncombe, Henderson, Watauga, and Macon County maps on the NCGS website as downloadable countywide PDF files (caution, these files are very large). Some features from the Buncombe County maps are also available on Buncombe’s GIS online viewer by clicking on the “Map Layers” button in the upper right of the screen and then checking the Debris Flow Pathways and Stability Index Map layers under the Environmental group. Some features from the Henderson County maps are available on Henderson County’s GIS online viewer, in the Map Layers under “Natural” and “Landslide Mapping Data.”

ALC is currently worked with the Jackson County government to produce landslide maps for all of Jackson County.  ALC is also partnered with the Haywood Waterways Association and the Southwestern NC Resource Conservation and Development Council to produce landslide maps for Haywood County for selected watersheds.

We are always working to improve the readability and understandability of the maps, if you have any suggestions, please email

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We have created a quick and easy User’s Guide to help you understand and use the maps.

User's Guide

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