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. Dallas Park and Recreation Statement on Geese Disappearing at White Rock Lake

    Dallas Park and Recreation Department received a citizen report that geese are disappearing from White Rock Lake. Citizens are encouraged to call 911 if they witness the theft or abuse of animal life on park property. Read on...
  2. DFW Wins National “City Nature Challenge” Competition

    Thank you, citizen scientists for making DFW the national winner of City Nature Challenge. Earlier this month we asked you to join us in submitting pictures of plants, animals and other living organisms that make up our diverse ecosystem. Read on...
  3. City Nature Challenge

    Looking for a fun activity to get outside and enjoy nature? If so, join us for the 2017 Nature City Challenge on April 14-18. It’s a nationwide effort to get out, observe and document the incredible biological diversity found within the city. 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.

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