When it comes to design for natural disasters, it’s all about balance.
And a new report suggests Texas has some of the world’s best landscape design in the works.
The U.S. Geological Survey recently released its National Geographic Landscape Architecture Survey (NLAS) report, which looks at all of the top-ranked landscape design projects across the country.
According to the report, Texas has five of the 10 best landscape designs in the country, and the state’s design is considered to be among the most advanced in the nation.
While Texas has plenty of impressive landscapes to look at, the report reveals that there are plenty of other designs out there.
Here’s a look at the best of the best.1.
Austin’s Waverly Canyon2.
Austin Creek Park in Austin3.
Lake County Park in New Orleans4.
Lake Worth Park in San Antonio5.
St. Louis Park in St. Paul, MissouriThe report also found that the state ranks second to last in terms of landscape quality, but ranked second in terms for design aesthetics.
In fact, according to the survey, Texas ranks fourth out of the 50 states for design quality and fourth out the top 10 states for landscape design.
The report notes that while some of Texas’ design features may be seen as extreme, the landscape is also unique.
The report cites the state as having the most naturalized wetlands, including a natural lake and prairie grassland.
While some of those wetlands were originally created for agriculture, others have been used as public space, recreation, or wildlife habitat.
And while Texas is not the only state to have such diverse landscapes, there are some of its most unique landscapes that aren’t even listed on the NLAS survey.
Here’s a quick look at some of them.1) The Great Bend Nature Trail in Austin, Texas2) The New Orleans River at New Orleans Park in the heart of New Orleans3) The Bitterroot Lake in Lake Worth, Texas4) The Old Texas River in San Angelo, Texas5) The Cedar Mountain in St Louis, Missouri6) The North Fork of the San Antonio River in Austin7) The St. Clair River in Amarillo, Texas8) The South Fork of Lake Worth Lake in New York City9) The Gulf Stream in Pensacola, Florida10) The Lone Star Trail in Dallas11) The Grand Canyon in Phoenix12) The San Jacinto River in Bakersfield, California13) The Mississippi River in Houston14) The Colorado River in Lubbock, Texas15) The Brazos River in Fort Worth, TX