The WA Forest Alliance (WAFA) was formed in 1990 to provide an umbrella body for the many community environment organisations in Perth and throughout the South West that are concerned with forest conservation. WAFA wants no more logging, thinning or clearing of public forests and woodlands in WA. WAFA continues to highlight to government and the public the real alternatives for the South West and for the timber industry.

Jess Beckerling is the convener of WA Forest Alliance and campaign director for Forests For Life.  She has a science degree in Environmental Management and 20 years experience in forest and timber industry matters. Jess believes forests are worth more standing for wildlife, water, climate and communities and should be protected from logging and clearing.