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. Driving on City Parks is Prohibited

    Just a friendly reminder, it is against City Ordinance 32-8 to drive any type of motorized vehicle on a City park. Read on...
  2. Springing into Action!

    As we head into the Spring season, there are several projects that you should know about! Read on...
  3. Rare American Black Duck Spotted at White Rock Lake Park

    A very unique and rare visitor to Texas has recently been spotted at Sunset Bay in White Rock Lake Park, the American Black Duck (Anas rubripes). The bird is being seen in company of Mallards near trail marker 176L 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.