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 conference a great success

Delegates enjoyed a fascinating and inspiring three days in Conwy, North Wales from 21st – 23rd November.  The combination of engaging speakers, exhilarating site visits and great company made for a very memorable event.  Visit our Conference page to see presentations and photos from the event.

New ERF badge available to buy

The European Ranger Federation badge is now available to CMA members. Price for a single badge is £3 which includes UK postage or enquire for a price for a  larger quantity.  Please contact  CMA Vice President Roger Cole or International Adviser Ian Brooker for more details or to place an order.

CMA featured in CJS focus on Volunteering

An article outlining opportunities to get involved in developing the CMA has been featured in the latest Countryside Jobs Service Focus on VolunteeringClick to read the CMA article and see how you can make a difference.





CMA is sponsored and supported by the
Countryside Jobs Service.