Chris Bouquot currently works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as an economist in the Planning Center of Expertise for Inland Navigation and the Risk-Informed Economics Division (PCXIN-RED) in Huntington, WV. In his three and half years in the PCXIN-RED, Chris' Nicholas School training has proven extremely useful while working on two studies that investigate the relationship between the environment and the economy. One study is the The Missouri River Recovery Project which attempt to balance the needs of the endangered species (pallid sturgeon, least tern and piping plover) with the economic river purposes of navigation, hydro power, and recreation. The other study is the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) which analyzes the economic and social impact of implementing measures to control the transfer of invasive species including the Asian Carp between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River system. Both projects remind Chris of days debating economics and the environment during his time at the Nicholas School.