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. Kiest Conservation Area Trail Dedication and BioBlitz

    October 7th, 2017 is a unique day of celebration for the nature found in Oak Cliff. Read on...
  2. Harry S. Moss Park Prairie Restoration Update

    There are some exciting things going on with the assorted prairie restoration projects around Dallas Park and Recreation Department properties. The most noticeable of these efforts is some recent brush removal at Harry S. Moss Park in northeast Dallas. Read on...
  3. Algae in Dallas Park and Recreation Lake

    Summer is the time of year where we start seeing various shades of green, blue, red and brown in Dallas area water bodies. 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.