Reply to: Hillyer, T. M. and Stakhiv, E. Z., 1997. Discussing of: Pilkey, O. H., 1996. The fox guarding the hen house (editorial). Journal of Coastal Research, 11(3), iii-v.

Orrin H. Pilkey


Hillyer and Stakhiv discuss my editorial entitled "The Fox Guarding the Henhouse" (Pilkey, 1995l. I welcome the opportunity to continue a dialogue on this important issue. The discussion of the success or failure of the Corps in predicting beach nourishment costs is a critical one at this time. The current administration in Washington is attempting to reduce federal funding of such projects and the Corps is in the middle of a large campaign to assure their future financial well being by continuing to replenish American beaches


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