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. 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...
  2. Urban Biologist Working to Save Endangered Blackland Prairie

    Dallas Park and Recreation received help from three of the state’s top plant and prairie experts to conduct a formal assessment of White Rock’s prairie remnants. Read how the department is working to improve the conditions of this endangered ecosystem. Read on...
  3. Snake Season is Upon Us

    Spring is here and outdoor activity is at its peak in Dallas parks and on trails. While you are out, keep in mind that if it feels really good to you, it probably feels really good for a lot of wild animals. That of course includes snakes. 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.