H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor

H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor

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park = H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor

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caption = Oregon State Parks
type = Public, state
location = Lincoln, Polk,and Tillamook, Oregon, USA
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operator = Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department
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H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor is a 12-mile-long scenic driving route along Route 18 in Lincoln, Tillamook, and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Oregon that passes through a forested corridor. The Van Duzer Corridor stretches from northwestern Polk County to Lincoln City, passing through the Northern Oregon Coast Range.

The forest corridor was named for Henry B. Van Duzer, a member of the Oregon State Highway Commission and president of the Inman Poulson Logging Company, who was appointed by Governor I. L. Patterson as the first chairman of the Oregon State Parks Commission in 1929.cite web |url= http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/state/odot/hist/history1914.htm |title= Department of Transportation Records Guide: Agency History—1914–1939 |publisher= Oregon State Archives |accessdate=2008-08-01] Van Duzer Forest, purchased and preserved by the State of Oregon between 1935 and 1942,cite book |last= Bannan |first= Jan Gumprecht |url= http://books.google.com/books?id=boFO8l8R7BsC&pg=PA90&dq=%22H.+B.+Van+Duzer%22&sig=ACfU3U298V6BddtFDSgCQa0zhkE7YMpZjg |title= Oregon State Parks |publisher= The Mountaineers Books (via Google Books) |accessdate= 2008-08-01] was formerly a state forest.Fact|date=August 2008 The scenic corridor is managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, which also maintains a scenic rest stop on the route.

The old growth Douglas-fir forest is located along the Salmon River.cite web |url= http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_222.php |title= H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor |publisher= Oregon Parks and Recreation Department |accessdate=2008-08-01] Roosevelt elk can be seen along the route.

An Oregon winery, Van Duzer Vineyards, takes its name from the corridor. Eola-Amity Hills AVA, an American Viticultural Area, benefits from the gap in the Coast Range created by the corridor, as cool air from the Pacific Ocean passes into the Willamette Valley at that location, which moderates the summer temperatures in which the grapes are grown.cite web |url= http://www.vanduzer.com/winery/property.html |title= Our Gateway Location and Cool Evening Breezes Extend the Growing Season |publisher= Van Duzer Vineyards |accessdate=2008-08-01]

ee also

*Little Nestucca River
*South Yamhill River


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