Coastal Zone Management (CZM)Conference should be revived.
Peer reviewed presentations can bridge the idealogic gap between build/no build.
With 50 % of the population living within 50 miles of the coasts including Great Lakes it is not likely humans are going to give up.
Using dredge material and others to enhance and create barrier islands and beaches could make all creatures happy ....including humans.
Base concept should be Private Public Partnerships, not the reverse.