"This is the land of Only. The only place on earth where wolves rely on salmon; the only place on earth where five species of salmon fertilize the forest with their bodies, hauled in by wolves and bears and birds and weasels who all have a gluttonous tendency to leave half-eaten carcasses rotting into the moss, in turn to feed the trees - scientists have found salmon-specific nitrogen isotopes in the uppermost needles of these conifers, the only place on earth you'll see that. If you can't find an only, other superlatives will do. This is the biggest contiguous stretch of temperate rain forest on earth. Despite the industrial onslaughts of the twentieth century, this ocean-forest hybrid still harbours the greatest biomass density of any ecosystem in the world."
- Arno Kopecky, The Oil Man And The Sea