Outdoor Activity
Nature-based recreation
This indicator tracks participation in nature-based recreation in the Puget Sound region during winter and summer seasons. Recreational activities tracked are limited to those within the scope of Puget Sound recovery and include both passive and active recreational activities, such as wildlife-watching, fishing, bicycling, boating, and swimming.
Nature-based recreation
By: Response
Percentages of respondents who answered in each category, from 'More than 20 days per month' to 'I do not engage in this activity', by summer recreation question.

Key Vital Sign Indicator Results

  • The most frequently practiced outdoor activities are gardening/yardwork and the use of paved and unpaved paths.
  • The least frequently practiced outdoor activities are hunting and motorized trail use.
  • Many respondents reported that they would like to do more outdoor activities but are unable to due to age-related physical limitations.

Contributing Partners

Recovery Target

No targets are currently set for this indicator.

Data Source

Oregon State University Human Dimensions Lab

Vital Sign Indicator Reporter
Methods and More Results
Last Updated
4/17/2020