Study Days and Other Events

The panel to the right of this page highlights the next few CMA events.  Click on ‘view all events’ to scroll through full details of all forthcoming events, including booking information.  Alternatively view the Training calendar for a brief summary of all forthcoming events.

Only forthcoming or recent events are shown at these locations.  To get a feel for the number and range of events over a year, please click here to see what took place in 2016.

Study Days and other training events are co-ordinated nationally by Janice Burley and she can be contacted at

Study Days

Study Days are for many CMA members the most important benefit of membership. These training events are typically hosted by a CMA member who is willing to share their experience. There is often a focus on a specific subject or project. A visit to view and discuss a range of issues and features at a site is also a common format.

As well as the opportunity to learn new approaches and share best practice, members also appreciate the opportunity to meet other attendees, catch up with old friends and enjoy a sense of fellowship amongst other countryside managers. Study days are normally free to CMA members.

Training Days

Training Days differ from Study Days in that the focus is usually on developing specific skills (e.g. identification skills) or areas of understanding. An external trainer or expert often leads the event and the events are often organised in partnership with other organisations. Training events sometimes have a charge to cover costs (always clearly indicated) although this is usually at a reduced rate for CMA members.

Accredited Members attending Study Days and Training Days qualify for CPD points at the rate of 10 points for a day course.

IRF 4th European Ranger Congress – 9th to 13th May 2017 Litomerice, Czech Republic

Come and join Rangers from across Europe to explore new approaches to conserving nature in protected areas. This is an experience not to be missed so for full details, check out the Congress website.
There are also 6 post congress tours to choose from to gain a greater appreciation of the work of Czech and Slovak Rangers. Please let Ian Brooker know if you are intending to go or require any further information.

Other Events

Other events such as social evenings or fund-raising events are held around the regions from time to time. There are often a number of events held on 31 July each year to celebrate World Ranger Day.