an advisory body that aims to ensure co-operation and compliance with the guidelines for the World Heritage Convention and the area management plan. The council co-ordinates initiatives and activities within the two parts of the site, and promotes issues of importance to World Heritage conservation. Much of their work has focused on the conservation of cultural landscapes, and they have secured increased resources that will support livestock agriculture and protect these landscapes. However, the level of support still leaves something to be desired.
The council is made up of representatives of the municipal and county authorities and the County Governor. Representatives of other bodies attend as observers, e.g. the Norwegian Environment Agency, the Directorate for Cultural Heritage, the Norwegian Maritime Authority, the protected area managers, the chairmen of the World Heritage foundations, the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate and the Ministry of Climate and Environment.
Trygve Skjerdal, Mayor of Aurland municipality, chairs the local World Heritage council.
Eva Hove, Mayor of Fjord municipality, is his deputy.