Member of the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee: Barbara Genge
Barbara Genge of Main Brook is President of Tuckamore Lodge, Ltd., a hunting, fishing and adventure tourism lodge. Barb's heritage, of which she is understandably proud, includes sealers, fisherman, guides and craft producers from the Straits and the Northeast Regions of Newfoundland and Labrador. This heritage has formed in Barb the qualities of a naturalist who believes in economic utilization, without abuse, of nature's resources. Barb operates her lodge in Main Brook by these principles and Tuckamore Lodge is considered one of the best outfitting lodges in all of Canada. Her winter and summer programs have been highly rated both nationally and internationally by the Canadian Tourism Commission and Outdoor Magazine named Tuckamore Lodge as one of the six best reconnoitering destinations in Canada. Barb has always been a leader in her industry and in 1997 was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the P. J. Gardner Institute of Small Business Studies of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her business is being used by the Business Faculty to teach successful business methods for rural areas of the Province.
Barb's efforts on behalf of the Eider Duck Conservation Project restored a healthy population of eider ducks to Hare Bay and the Salmon River Rehabilitation Project used a long-term approach to successfully reclaim degraded trout and salmon habitat. Both projects have been recognized internationally and Barb’s lifelong commitment to preserving and protecting the Environment have earned her awards from Heritage Canada, the Viking Trail Tourism Association, and the Department of Environment. Barb Genge has dedicated her adult life to working with elected officials, governmental agencies and community leaders to develop partnerships that have successfully brought many business opportunities to rural Newfoundland.
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