Brett Johnson – The Biology of Feral Hogs

Please join us as Brett goes in-depth on the biology of feral hogs, and how that biology plays into the specifics of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s feral hog plan.


Brett grew up in the Dallas area, and got an interest in conservation while in the Boy Scouts. He is an Eagle Scout, and recently found himself becoming a Cubmaster for a cub scout pack in Grand Prairie. Brett earned a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, and an MS in Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas Tech. After graduating from college, he worked a variety of field tech jobs like working with the endangered Florida key deer, wild fire ecology and damage recovery, and his personal passion, black bears in New Mexico. For 11.5 years, he was an Urban Wildlife Biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. There he became well known for speaking on urban wildlife issues, especially related to coyotes and cattle egrets. In November of 2015, he left TPWD to become the Senior Environmental Coordinator/Urban Biologist for the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. There he oversees the Department’s feral hog abatement program, pollinator conservation initiatives, prairie management plan, and forest ecology related recommendations on Park’s property.”

Interesting fact about Brett: He can tie close to 100 knots off the top of his hear, so next time you see him ask him to tie you a Monkey Fist!

The May Chapter meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016


6:30 – Meet and Eat
7:00 – Introduction and Announcements
7:20 – Featured Presentation by Brett Johnson

8:45 – Adjournment

Please notice our meeting place has changed:

Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
17360 Coit Rd. (at McCallum Blvd.)
Dallas 75214

Google map showing AgriLife Research and Extension Center

Please consult a map and consider using the Bush Turnpike to get to the AgriLife location. Exit at Coit Road and proceed south one mile to the AgriLife research complex.

We will be meeting in Building C which is the northern most building in the complex. There is ample parking near the building.
As always all of our meetings are free and open to the public.

Hope to see YOU there!


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