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.
Percentage of respondents 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 20% of Puget Sound residents participate in nature-based work.
Their work week spans from less than 5 hours/week (3% of the full population) to more than 30 hours per week (5% of the full population).
Respondents from San Juan County tended to participate in nature-based work more frequently relative to those around them. Respondents from the Seattle and Olympia areas tended to participate in nature-based work less frequently relative to those around them.