President and CEO
Dr. Severn has more than 30 years of leadership experience in establishing successful corporate entities and a proven track record in operating and expanding businesses and raising capital.
As the Managing Partner of Bluefield Holdings, Inc., Dr. Severn provides the strategic direction for the capitalization and expansion of North American credit markets; and leads the firm’s environmental strategies to create ecological assets worthy of highly valued NRD Bank® credits backed by Wall Street financial assurance. Dr. Severn’s scientific and business training has led him to be respected as a market-driven innovator in the highly complex world of eco-crediting trading of Natural Resource Damages. He is the industry leader in creating economic platforms to sell and trade successful and highly desirable eco-credits.
For the past ten years, Dr. Severn has focused on the development of the first independently funded NRD Restoration (Duwamish River Project). This project was carried out with public participation, including the development of the Bluefield Ordinance in the City of Seattle. He managed and developed the strategy that led to the first successful public-private NRD project.
Wetlands Scientist – Senior Project Manager
Mr. Granger is a regulatory specialist with more than 25 years of experience in project design; environmental analysis, permitting and implementation planning. He has led project teams in the analysis of several of the most contentious NEPA analyses in the Pacific Northwest, navigating complex issues in watershed analysis and restoration. Mr. Granger has also guided the design, permitting and construction for Seattle’s first eco-credit developer, Bluefield Holdings, constructing aquatic habitat projects along the Duwamish Waterway to generate NRD Bank® credits. He coordinated the local, State and Federal Permitting for a series of NRD-based habitat restoration projects on the Duwamish Waterway. These projects remove fill materials on industrial parcels and restore aquatic habitat. The projects require extensive soil and water quality analysis to establish baseline conditions and uplift generated by habitat restoration. He led the planning and development of habitat sites, including construction observation, stormwater permit compliance and maintenance.
Mr. Granger has also spear-headed the strategic planning and analysis for Crystal Mountain, WA, The Summit at Snoqualmie, WA, White Pass, WA, Timberline, OR, Mt. Ashland, OR, and Willamette Pass, OR Master Development Plans and NEPA analyses that allowed the US Forest Service to evaluate expansion of the ski areas into Tier 1 and 2 Key Watersheds. These efforts helped formulate the current protocols for evaluating consistency with the Aquatic Conservation Strategy, based on watershed analysis and restoration. Restoration projects included stream restoration, wetland creation and restoration, road management plans, stormwater management plans and vegetation management plans – all with the objective of improving aquatic habitat in the headwater/alpine environment.