CMA Conference

CMA conference 2019


This year’s conference will be hosted by the National Trust and the Lake District National Park Authority. Based at Ambleside YHA from the 9th to the 11th October, we will be treated to some excellent speakers and fascinating site visits, with a theme around landscape scale approaches to countryside management.

Building on the ‘Bigger, Better and More Joined Up’ approach outlined in the ‘Making Space for Nature’ review carried by Sir John Lawton this conference is a chance for CMA members to develop their awareness and understanding of the impacts of countryside management at a landscape level.

Through a series of presentations, workshops and fieldtrips the conference will look at topical talking points such as rewilding, biodiversity connectivity and pollinators; discuss landscape projects which feature current and future issues around conservation, farming, water catchment and heritage protection; and hear about the experiences, ideas and best practice from fellow countryside professionals looking to encourage a wider vision for countryside management beyond a park or site boundaries.

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Previous conferences


The CMA aims to organise a annual conference or seminar, often focussing on a topical theme and located in a different part of the UK (excluding Scotland) each year.  Listed below are programmes, photos and links to presentations from recent conferences.