It is interesting that the airport now feels that it must close the airport wetlands trail for "security reasons." Does this mean they've given up on the "bird" excuse? If we were a little closer to the Aleutians they could always use the "volcanic ash" excuse. This trail is hands down the most user friendly trail in Juneau. While a small few might hike in the proposed golf course area, many, many walkers, runners and strollers regularly seek the ready access of the airport wetlands trail. I'll happily bet my PFD you won't find a more heavily used trail in Juneau. Although I've never really been a "tree hugger," I'll happily join any human chain linking arms to prevent the airport trail's closure!