Podcast Episode 8: Forests for Life & World Class Timber Industry: The best chance to end native logging is now, with Jess Beckerling

Jess Beckerling is Convenor and Campaign Director of the WA Forest Alliance, and much more besides. The Alliance, or WAFA, is the peak body for forest conservation in WA, and right now, it sees the best opportunity we’ve ever had to end native logging, in this very term of government. A process has begun, and we’re all invited in to ensure it happens. With the Forests for Life Plan in hand, WAFA and Clean State WA show how we can stop bleeding finances, forests, and communities, and back in the growing suite of ecologically and economically beneficial industries.

If you’d like to hear more conversations like this with farmers, conservationists, economists, entrepreneurs, First Nations and others across WA, and the world, join host Anthony James over on The RegenNarration podcast, wherever podcasts are found. Episodes 79, 82 and 87 feature more on how people are coming together to create livelihoods that heal country in the magnificent south-west.


Eden is Lost, by Selfless Orchestra.

Get more:

Fill in the survey using WAFA’s guide. It closes 1 August 2021.

The dedicated Plan and campaign website 

WA Forest Alliance website 

Clean State’s additional supportive proposals for the Forests for Life Plan 

And check out the Clean State Jobs Plan and how you can get involved 

Clean State is an independent initiative advocating for action on climate change and jobs in Western Australia. We represent thousands of individuals and hundreds of businesses and other organisations who are dedicated to climate action across the state. We promote solutions that create thousands of jobs supporting businesses, families and communities and make our state a regenerative, fair and prosperous place to live and work. 

More than ever before, we have an opportunity to invest in a sustainable future for WA. The coronavirus pandemic is expected to put as many as 64,000 Western Australians out of work and an economic downturn is underway. That’s why Clean State has worked with industry experts from across WA to develop a plan for over 200,000 jobs that will also deliver action on climate change, conservation, and the care economy. This is the Clean State Jobs Plan.

The Clean State office acknowledges that it resides on the land of the Nyoongar people. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present, and acknowledge the important role all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play in advancing a Clean State of WA. 

Thanks to the team at Clean State WA, and to the generous volunteers, supporters and active partners who are making this plan a reality.

If you’d like to get in touch with ideas, questions or thoughts generated by the plan or this podcast, you can email Clean State at info@cleanstate.org.au or simply join our mailing list.

And thanks for listening!


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