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Old 09-02-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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Looking at Texas I notice so many different kinds of environments that I don't think any other state can top it. It has deserts, snow capped mountains, forests, beaches, plains and prairies, swamps.... I can't think of another state that can match it. I heard Hawaii has a lot of different environments as well, but as someone who has been to the Big Island before I can tell you that it's not really that diverse, they're too small to have any significant impact on their location and don't come close to the real environments. I think California is probably the only other state I can think of that has as much environmental diversity.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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California tops it, by quite a bit.

San Diego County alone is the most bio-diverse in the whole country which is certainly related to its geography and has 20 different vegetation zones.

The mountains, deserts, beaches, plains, high forests, rain forests, etc. of California all achieve superlative status. I'll might give Texas its swamps but even then the Delta probably caps it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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CA for sure. Would expect the other Pacific coast states as well. Active volcanoes, glaciers, rain forest, deserts, grasslands, swamps...
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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I'd say Hawaii and California are above Texas.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Texas is up there but it does not beat California.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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I'd say California and Alaska are above Texas
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Alaska and Washington are quite a ways up there as well.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: USA (dying to live in Canada)
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California by far. Anything from subarctic, to temperate, to mediterreanean, to semi-arid, to desert climate.
Microclimate as well - temperature increases by a degree or two for every mile inland away from coast
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Default Is Texas the most geographically diverse state?

Its right up there with California.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Originally Posted by JerseyGirl415 View Post
I'd say Hawaii and California are above Texas.
Hawaii has hills, forests, prairies, & desserts?

That's news to me.
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