"Land of the Blue Smoke"
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Tennessee / North Carolina
Jim's work is directly responsible for an over 85% improvement in air quality in the Smokies over the past 20 years. He is a scientist - and a tenacious negotiator. He's used both skills to protect the most diverse ecosystem on the continent from airborne pollution.
UPDATE: Jim Renfro's home was destroyed in the tragic fires in Gatlinburg, TN on November 29, 2016. He and his family survived without injury (barely), but the house they'd lived in for many years burned to the ground. Jim has since rebuilt in Gatlinburg.