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


CMA announces two £750 bursaries for attending 2019 World Ranger Congress in Nepal

The CMA will be providing two bursaries of £750 – one for a CMA member and one for a Ranger from a developing country – to attend the 9th World Ranger Congress, being held in Nepal this November.  Visit our International Events and Opportunities page to find out more.


New ERF badges available to buy

European Ranger Federation badges are now available to CMA members. We have 75mm diameter embroidered fabric badges and 25mm diameter enamelled metal pin badges.  Both are £3 each including delivery, with discounts available for larger orders.  All proceeds go to the ERF.  Click here for an order form.






CMA is sponsored and supported by the
Countryside Jobs Service.