Ancient moorlands to grow again - multi million pound investment to restore vast expanses of Peak

Farmers and grouse moor owners teaming up with conservationists to restore vast expanses of the Peak District and South Pennine peatlands.…

Posted on 18th March 2015

CMA members running in Nuclear Fallout Race

Tom Heenan a CMA member and a fellow Ranger from Thurrock Council Ranger Service is entering an 8km mud run in Essex on 2nd November, to raise money for the Thin Green Line Foundation, the…

Posted on 27th October 2014


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

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.

25th June 2015 Training Day – Keeping It Wild


Posted on 11th March 2015

Learn about the Dartmoor Mires project


Posted on 12th January 2015

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CMA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Countryside Jobs Service