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


Save the date! – CMA conference 2019 to be held in the Lake District from the 9th to the 11th of October

This year’s conference will be hosted by the National Trust and the Lake District National Park.  Based at Ambleside YHA, we will be treated to some excellent speakers and fascinating site visits, with a theme around landscape scale approaches to countryside management.  Full details and booking info will be published shortly….


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.