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.

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Latest News

Watch award-winning film The Living Thames by CMA Patron Chris Baines


Chris Baines new film for the Thames Estuary Partnership The Living Thames won top prize in the charity film awards, in competition with 150 others from across all charitable sectors. It lasts an hour, has an introduction from Sir David Attenborough, and is an account of the value of partnerships in a major environmental success. The Thames estuary was biologically dead 70 years ago, and now has salmon, harbour porpoises and a wealth of other wildlife.

Click to watch a 2-minute trailer or the whole film (password ThamesOdyssey)







CMA is sponsored and supported by the
Countryside Jobs Service.