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

Registration open for 5th European Ranger Congress

The European Ranger Federation has announced details for the 5th European Ranger Congress which will be held from 11th to 16th May 2020 in the Bavarian Forest National Park.  The Congress is now open for bookings and a large UK contingent looks set to attend.   The CMA is currently finalising its bursary offer and further details will be shared with members in early March.  If you are interested in attending please contact our international coordinator, Ian Brooker, who can provide further information and advice.


CMA Chair elected as Vice President of the International Ranger Federation

At the 9th World Ranger Congress held 11-16 Nov in Chitwan NP Nepal, our CMA Chair, Linda Nunn was elected as the new IRF Vice President for the next 3 years. The new IRF President is Chris Galliers (South Africa) who replaces Sean Willmore.  Over 550 Rangers from 70 countries attended the conference making it the largest to date.  Ten delegates from the CMA regions attended the congress, including CMA President, Gordon Miller and CMA Life Member, Derek Evans, who has provided a brief report.


CMA conference 2019 report

Following the hugely successful and enjoyable 2019 conference held in the Lake District in October, CMA Board member and conference co-organiser Steve Peach has written a Conference Report summarising the presentations given, topics discussed and activities undertaken.  The report includes notes from the 2019 CMA AGM as well as details of the winner of the 2019 Gordon Miller Award.  Several of the presentations are also provided on the conference webpage.









CMA is sponsored and supported by the
Countryside Jobs Service.