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, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Our aims

  • 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.

Join the CMA and be inspired, informed, respected, connected!

Latest News

2017 CMA Conference programme updated and early bird ticket offer extended until October 6th

Join like-minded colleagues, share experiences and learn from other countryside professionals at this year’s CMA conference which will take place at Conwy YHA in North Wales on 21-23 November. For more details about the exciting programme  and how to book, please visit our Conference webpage.

Nominations open for the 2017 Gordon Miller Award

Its time once again to celebrate and promote the great work we all do.  Nominations are now open for the 2017 Gordon Miller Award which will be presented for the second time. Click to view last year’s great projects and download submissions forms 2017.  Do you have a project to submit?  The closing date is Monday 9th October.

2017 European Ranger Congress

The CMA  was well represented at this historic event that took place in the Czech Republic in May and which saw the formation of a new European Ranger Federation. Click here to find out more about the the CMA’s international work and read some inspiring reports and articles written by those lucky enough to attend the Congress.

New CMA Twitter handle


Following some technical problems, we have relaunched our Twitter account with a new handle: @RangerCMA

Follow us and get tweeting!



CMA is sponsored and supported by the
Countryside Jobs Service.