Outdoor Activity
Nature-based work
This indicator tracks stated participation in occupations based in natural environments in the Puget Sound, such as commercial or charter fishing, farming, forestry, habitat restoration, or outdoor-recreation jobs.
Nature-based work
Percentage of respondents in 2020 who answered 'Yes' (red) and 'No' (blue) to the question: Does your work involve spending time in natural environments?

Key Vital Sign Indicator Results

  • Nearly 14 percent of Puget Sound residents participated in nature-based work in 2020. For the purposive Latinx sample, about 36 percent said they worked outside .
  • Work weeks spanned from less than 5 hours/week (4 percent of the random sample) to more than 30 hours per week (2 percent of the random sample).
  • Both the percentage of residents engaging in outdoor work and the average number of hours doing that work decreased since the 2018 survey.

Contributing Partners

Recovery Target

No targets are currently set for this indicator.

Data Source

Oregon State University Human Dimensions Lab

Vital Signs Survey Summary Report 2020

Vital Sign Indicator Reporter
Methods and More Results
Last Updated
7/1/2021