USS is an organization of Norway’s outlying municipalities and was founded 4. March 1996. In total 80 municipalities are members of USS – located in 15 different counties. The primary objektive of the organization is to protect the interests of the municipalities in all legal matters concerning outlying areas. For instance USS provides legal assistance concerning the protection and use of the outlying areas, management plans, problems within predators and driving in outlying areas.
USS seeks to strengthen the local self-government in matters of the outlying areas.The organization works to improve the interaction between nature conservation and environmental protection on one hand, and local industrial development on the other. USS acts within the framework of sustainable development and a viable community.
For more information, please contact our secretariat.