America's Redrock Wilderness
Clayton joined the campaign
to save the redrock canyons and wildlands of southern Utah in 1995 on a
Sierra Club activist outing. Inspired by hiking on the threatened wildlands
Daughenbaugh returned to Illinois and became a founder and co-chair of the
Illinois Task Force for Utah Wilderness. In 1997 the Task Force enlisted Illinois
Senator Richard Durbin as chief sponsor of "America's Redrock Wilderness Act".
For more, read "The Tapping of a Utah Champion" below. Clayton has also served
on the Sierra Club's National Wildlands Campaign Committee, it's National Utah
Wilderness Task Force, for a year on the Chicago Group of the Sierra Club's
Executive Committee, and has volunteered and worked for many years with the
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
"Designating Redrock as Wilderness"
KXMB–TV News: Minot, ND – April 26, 2010
Western Wilderness Conference – April 8-11, 2010 in Berkeley, CA
"Campaign for America’s Red Rock Wilderness"
Friday, Session A workshop. View the video by clicking on the workshop at this website
Led by Clayton Daughenbaugh and Terri Martin of the Southern Utah Wilderness
Alliance and Mike Painter of Californians for Western Wilderness.
"Pressure on to open public lands for drilling"
Pantagraph, July 15, 2007
"Natural Heritage Threatened"
Charleston Times-Courier, Earth Week of 2003
"The Tapping of a Utah Champion"
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance Summer of 1997 newsletter
"Activist Outing Program Pays Off- Utah Wilderness Launched in Senate"
The Planet, July/August 1997
Special Achievement Award
For important dedication to conservation and the Sierra Club
The 2011 Sierra Club award honored Clayton's work with the Sierra Club's Activist Network for which he currently holds the position of Vice-President. The Activist
Network is the home for the Sierra Club's volunteer led national and regional issue teams. Pictured with Clayton are Board President Robin Mann and Executive Director Michael Brune.
"America's Public Lands at Risk" Tour
Working for the Sierra Club, Clayton toured midwest and southwest states
in 2004 & 2005. The tour focused on
damage to public lands from energy production, the strategies used to promote the
exploitation of public lands for private profit, and the actions citizens
can take to conserve Creation's natural heritage. It also discussed how the
public lands are an embodiment of our national democracy: all citizens are
equal owners and the government is legally mandated to provide for public
participation in land management decisions. The text of the presentation
can be found here.
"Local Sierra Club chapter takes up topic of endangerment of public land"
The Daily Times, Nov 6, 2005
"Sierra Club addresses drilling plans"
Daily Illini, March 17, 2005
"The old Rough Rider driving a white pickup?"
The Steamboat Pilot & Today, April 11, 2005
"Activist: Lands are in danger"
Vail Daily, April 28, 2005
"Faith to help spread Sierra Club's word"
Arizona Daily Star, November 5, 2005
"Sierra Club speaker says nation turning its back on conservation"
Herald & Review, September 21, 2005
Clayton at Yosemite, photo by Jim Dougherty