The Friends of Gospel Rock Society works to save Gospel Rock and its rare and sensitive ecosystem from the ravages of rapacious development. In terms of the Connect the Dots Campaign, the Friends' struggle is a pre-emptive one to prevent further climate change through forest loss. As most of us know, forests are the lungs of the planet, breathing in carbon dioxide and breathing out oxygen.
The Gospel Rock Forest is a perfect example of a micro-climatic ecosystem--a dry-land forest inside a rainforest. It is home to numerous at-risk species and plants such as the Northern Alligator Lizard (only 6 to 8 inches long), groves of the threatened arbutus tree, rattlesnake orchids, deep green moss beds, and the magical interface between granite outcrops and the ocean.
Is the future of Gospel Rock Forest paradise to be pavement and houses and parking lots?
Gospel Rock friend Roger Swickis and the GR Dot.