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logo: Countryside Management Association

The Countryside Management Association (CMA)

The CMA is the largest organisation of its kind representing professionals engaged in countryside and urban greenspace management throughout England and Wales.   CMA’s diverse membership is linked by common themes.

Formed in 1966, CMA links professionals working in a range of environments from Urban and Country Parks to National Parks, Local and National Nature Reserves and other protected areas. Members are employed in a variety of different roles from Rangers and Wardens to Project Officers, Rights of Way Officers and Ecologists and for a variety of organisations including Local Authorities, National Park Authorities, the Forestry Commission, National Trust, Wildlife Trusts, Water Authorities and Natural England.

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Scottish Countryside Rangers Association  (SCRA)

SCRA is the professional organisation for Rangers, and has an excellent record of innovation, training and development.  Its success is due to the enthusiasm of many people and the commitment of a few key individuals.

The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association was founded on November 13th 1974, at the end of the first national in-service training course.   

 It aims to promote and encourage high standards of professionalism amongst Countryside Rangers, through the development of communication and exchange of ideas amongst its members and with other organisations, SCRA's views and opinions are sought from many quarters.

We are a corporate supporter of the National Biodiversity Network

The Network is an ever-growing network of individuals and organisations, recording and caring for the UK’s wildlife data and making it universally accessible to the public, educators, researchers, conservationists and environmental decision-makers. The partnership of the Network allows us to run the national NBN Atlas which now holds over 219 million records of wildlife in the UK as well as a growing database of habit and ecosystem data. These important resources are used daily in decision making about environmental management, and for research and conservation. The NBN is a partnership organisation and it’s through this network the NBN will grow and develop. Your membership is important in helping the Network achieve those aims.

See our Supporter Certificate (PDF)


logo: CIEEM Awards Sponsor 2023

CJS is delighted to sponsor the Higher Education Programme Award in the 2023 CIEEM Awards.

The awards are a fantastic celebration of the success of projects, businesses and individuals who have made significant contributions to protecting the natural environment. Ecology and Environmental Management are integral parts of caring for our natural world and by sponsoring this new award we are helping promote excellence in teaching of this complex subject to give the next generation of rangers, ecologists, wildlife warriors, landscape managers and environmental educators a good understanding of all things ecological and to make the best start on their careers.
The Award opens for nominations in August with the rest of the Awards opening in October. Keep an eye on the CIEEM website for updates.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Award: Level 3 Course in Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation at Kingston Maurward  

logo: Member of Rural Services Partnership

We are a member of the Rural Services Network

The National Voice for Rural Areas - the Rural Services Network a membership organisation and work on behalf of members as the national champion for rural services. They support member organisations through the sharing of best practice and rural expertise, and advocate on their behalf to ensure that the rural voice is raised up the agenda with parliamentarians and decision makers.

Great news - the Awards are back! 

British Wildlife Photography Awards

We are an official supporter of the awards, sponsoring the Botanical Britain category in the 2023 competition.

A unique celebration of British wildlife, BWPA welcomes images of nature taken in the UK.  BWPA was founded in 2009 by Maggie Gowan, and grew into the greatly revered and treasured competition that it is today. As of 2022, the competition is now directed by photographer Will Nicholls.

The prestigious British Wildlife Photography Awards celebrates and recognise the talents of photographers of all nationalities practicing in the UK while, at the same time, highlighting the great wealth and diversity of the natural history of the British Isles. At a time when we're increasingly conscious of the importance of wildlife, habitat and conservation, the Awards encourage photographers, whether professional or enthusiast, to explore Britain’s natural and urban environments, and discover its bounty of wildlife species, from birds to mammals, insects to marine life.


logo: CLA

We are members of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA)

CLA: Championing the rural economy, environment and way of life.

The Country Land and Business Association is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales. Building a stronger voice for landowners and rural businesses.

See everything from CLA (including any jobs) here.

We are trade members of British Association for Shooting and Conservation.

Their mission is to promote and protect sporting and shooting and the well-being of the countryside throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.

See everything from BASC (including any jobs) here.

logo: Climate Coalition

CJS is a member of the Climate Coalition.

The UK's largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change.  Working together to protect the people, places and life we love from climate change.

Join the movement, sign the declaration:

logo: Parks Community

CJS is a partner with the Parks Community UK

Parks Community UK supports Friends' groups across the country to feel better equipped and more confident in their active involvement with their local park.

Green spaces needs friends, this article explains why.

logo: Scottish Forum on Natural Capital

CJS is proud to support the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital

The Scottish Forum on Natural Capital is an initiative which brings together public, private and voluntary sector organisations in order to protect and rebuild Scotland’s natural capital.

CJS is proud to support this initiative at a time when companies need to make informed decisions about their impact on the environment.

logo: A Focus on Nature

CJS is a partner of A Focus on Nature

The UK's youth nature network. We aim to connect, support and inspire young people, aged 16-30, with an interest in nature and conservation; working with other environmental organisations to establish the youth conservation movement.

See everything AFON has posted with CJS here.

logo: HighGround

CJS is proud to support HighGround

A life beyond the military - outdoors.  HighGround's Mission is To improve the wellbeing and employment prospects of serving personnel and veterans using the green environment and our Values are Ambitious, Authentic, Inclusive, Practical and Loyal.

CJS supports #NaturePremium

We are calling for a Nature Premium to fund regular nature experiences for every child.
‘We believe that the Nature Premium would improve children’s mental and physical wellbeing after lockdown and demonstrate a positive investment in their future development as part of the Green Recovery’

Read this article for more: The Nature Premium – an idea whose time has come


logo: Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey promote GetOutside Day every September, we are supporters

Aimed at helping more people to get outside more often. They firmly believe an active outdoor lifestyle helps you live longer, stay younger and enjoy life more.

CJS supports the Fight for Scotland’s Nature

38 environmental charities from across Scotland have come together to ‘Fight for Scotland’s Nature’ and gather support for a Scottish Environment Act. If the natural heritage of Scotland is not safeguarded - along with animals and plants, livelihoods are also lost.


logo: The Scottish Rewildling Alliance

CJS supports and works with the The Scottish Rewilding Alliance

A collaboration between like-minded organisations who share a mission to enable rewilding at a scale new to Scotland. Their approach embraces working in partnership with landowners, communities, interest groups and government to achieve a shared agenda that shapes the landscape.

Sometimes CJS takes on a sponsorship, adopts a plant, animal or plants trees. 

Find details of some of our sponsorships here.


Each of our quarterly CJS Focus editions is in association with an organisation relevant to the subject under consideration.

See these all here.

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