George Barce is a graduate of the University of Montana in 1968, with a B. S. in Wildlife Management/Forestry. He began his career with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, conducting pre-burn/post burn analysis of small mammals and working with radio telemetry and remote sensing cameras. He late accepted a position with the U. S. Forest Service and worked on the Flathead National Forest on wildlife, fisheries, recreation, timber, watershed and fire management. He later accepted a position as a Land-use planner on the Lolo National Forest, a position in which he authored several environmental impact statement and environmental assessments for various units of Forest Service lands. Each of these project involved wildlife, timber, fisheries, watershed and fire management. He also conducted big game summer range improvements and prepared winter range improvement projects.
George accepted a position with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1987, where he worked primarily in the timber management and prepared environmental assessments, sale plans and administered timber sales. and sale administration. During his tenure with the BIA, he competed a master’s degree program from the Forest Service’s Continuing Education in Forest Ecology and Silviculture in 1991. When the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes compacted the BIA Forestry operations, he was offered a position with the Tribal Forestry Department, where he initially worked in timber management. In 1998, he accepted a position as a Wildlife Biologist with the Tribal Wildlife Management Program, where his duties have involved forest management interdisciplinary team planning, radio telemetry and remote sensing, winter big game habitat improvement, depredation management and environmental analysis for various projects.