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James R. Daley

James R. Daley, of Cranberry Township in Butler County, represents Region 1, which includes Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Warren, Venango, Butler, Forest and Clarion counties. He was nominated by Governor Tom Corbett in 2014.

Daley currently works as director of environmental services for Novel Geo-Environmental LLC, an environmental and geotechnical consulting firm. He has worked at multiple firms that are members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, and he was instrumental in developing recommended practices for project site planning, development and restoration, with a focus on minimizing impacts and employing restoration practices that benefit wildlife.

Daley has volunteered as a Hunter-Trapper Education instructor since 1978, teaching about seven or eight courses each year since then. With his classes averaging about 55 students each, he figures to have helped more than 14,000 youth begin their hunting careers.

Daley is the recipient of several district-level Outstanding Instructor awards. Twice he was named Outstanding Instructor in the Northwest Region, and in 2009, he was selected as Pennsylvania's Instructor of the Year.

In addition to basic Hunter-Trapper Education, Daley actively has taught the remedial hunter-education course and the Successful Turkey Hunting course.