Bob (a red squirrel with political ambitions) is personifying "the voice of nature" and campaigning as if he was a political candidate. The idea is to  A: to increase public awareness of…

Posted on 15th September 2014

Park chiefs prepare for next budget battle as pressure on local council finances continues

Local authority parks managers desperately balancing options for making cuts as budget talks loom over coming weeks.…

Posted on 8th September 2014

Reserves and parks not enough to protect nature – David Attenborough

Nature reserves and national parks are not enough to prevent a catastrophic decline in nature, David Attenborough has told politicians, business leaders and conservationists, saying that every space…

Posted on 8th September 2014

The CMA has represented UK countryside professionals since 1966.

Formed in 1966 the CMA is the largest organisation supporting the work of conservation, access and recreation professionals in the natural greenspace and countryside sector throughout England and Wales.

The CMA supports professionals working in a range of environments from Country Parks to National Parks, Local and National Nature Reserves and other protected areas both urban and rural. Members are employed in a variety of different roles from Rangers and Wardens to Project Officers, Rights of Way Officers and Ecologists and for a variety of organisations including Local Authorities, Private Trusts, National Park Authorities, the Forestry Commission, The National Trust, Wildlife Trusts, Water Authorities, Natural England and Defence Estates.

In particular, our aims are to:

Support the development of staff, students and volunteers involved in the management, interpretation, and public enjoyment of natural greenspace and the countryside through networking, training and continuing professional development.


Promote the value and importance of professionally managed natural greenspace and the countryside to the general public, the government and other organisations.

Influence the organisations involved in the management of natural greenspace and countryside by providing information and authoritative comment

Champion the staff, students and volunteers involved in the management, interpretation, and access to natural greenspace and the countryside.

South West Ranger Forum 14th October 2014

09.45 – 10.15     Arrive Piles Mill Tea/Coffee…

Posted on 28th August 2014

Conservation and Land Management Conference

You are invited to a one day conference exploring the use of CMSi  for Conservation and Land Management. The event is on Thursday 25th September, 2014 at the Linnean Society, London, W1J…

Posted on 28th August 2014

SW AGM and Study Session/CMA Taster Day

CMA Regional AGM Larmer Tree Gardens Tollard Royal, Wiltshire SP5 5PY.  Weds 23rd July 11.00 - 16.00…

Posted on 2nd July 2014

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CMA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Countryside Jobs Service