Banks – The Oregon Department of Forestry will present a proposal to name Highway 6 the “Trees to Seas Scenic Byway” at an open house on September 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Banks Fire District. See the full media release below.
Oregon Department of Forestry will present a proposal to name Highways 6 and 131 the Trees
to Seas Scenic Byway at an open house in Banks. The route from the Banks-Vernonia Trail Head to the Cape
Meares Lighthouse would designated under the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Scenic Byway
program. An open house will be held September 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Banks Fire Department, 13430 N.W. Main
Street, Banks, OR.
The proposed Trees to Seas Byway runs through the Tillamook State Forest, connecting Oregon’s Willamette
Valley to the Pacific Coast. The route includes diverse ecosystems highlighted by interactive points, including
overlooks, interpretive kiosks, the Tillamook Forest Center and the Cape Meares Lighthouse. The byway
traverses agricultural lands, a mountain pass, forestlands, estuaries and coastal landscapes. No additional
commitment of funding is required from local jurisdictions who pursue the Scenic Byway designation.
Oregon’s scenic byways create a unified statewide network of roadways that showcase and manage Oregon’s
most outstanding scenic routes. Each proposed byway must meet statewide criteria and have a corridor
management plan that balances maintenance and preservation. Scenic byways located throughout the state
benefit from consistent, uniform signage and statewide promotion in the form of a state map, guide, and other
promotional materials published by Travel Oregon.