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 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.

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