Urban Biologist

Brett Johnson
The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department is a steward of its resources and is committed to maintaining an accurate inventory of its natural assets. Urban Biologist Brett Johnson i
s responsible for leading a natural resource management plan for the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.

Some key components of that plan include:  implementing a feral hog trapping program to reduce feral hog damage on parks properties, get a restoration program in place for the unique blackland prairie remnants at White Rock Lake, conducting an inventory of natural resource assets within Dallas Parks properties, and increasing pollinator conservation areas around the city.

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  1. Busy Beavers

    Beavers provide good environmental services for our parks but they create some challenges and the Dallas Park and Recreation Department is doing its part to minimize those. Read on...
  2. Winter Brings an Increase in Coyote Sightings

    Winter has arrived in Dallas and that means an increase in coyote sightings. Coyotes sightings increase as they search for food. Read on...
  3. Think Again Before You Feed the Ducks

    Over the years we’ve learned that wildlife feeding is not the best idea. In fact, wildlife feeding tends to be the cause of many problems. Read on...
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Dallas Park and Recreation Curbing the Feral Hog Problem

Feral Hogs are threatening Dallas' Big Spring. Watch what Dallas Park and Recreation is doing to curb the problem, as reported on WFAA-TV.

Great Trinity Forest


Urban Biologist Brett Johnson featured on WFAA-TV's Good Morning Texas.