Who is NeVar and NeVara?

Nevar© and his mate NeVara© are a not so common raven pair. Together, they have become the mascots and narrators for this website.

Ravens were chosen for their intelligence, sociability and adaptability. They have been companions to humankind for all of recorded history and are a rich part of our folklore. To some ravens are evil. To others they are revered as noble spirits. And so ravens were chosen to tell the story of Mount Tom and why the ridge that makes up the spine of Holyoke should be preserved largely as undeveloped open space.

Should you have skills in animation, graphic arts, audio and video recording, photography, voice-overs, research, law, and would like to help tell the story of the Mt. Tom Range, please leave a comment under Recent Posts.


Nevar, leftExploring the Mt. Tom Range

is a labor of love, a non commercial entity with an eventual goal of becoming a non profit 501c3 entity.  This site does not represent the views of any federal, state, or local public or private organization –including mountain range landowners.  The site’s mission is to promote awareness and preservation of the entire Mt. Tom Range largely as undeveloped open space.

Accuracy in content is paramount.  Additions of text, images, video, art and graphics, as well as suggested changes relevant to the mission of this site are much encouraged and appreciated.

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Why is the Mt. Tom Range all about who we are and what we value?  Consider these points as answers:

1. Largely an open space island in the hard of the population center of Western Massachusetts

2. Home and habitat to diverse plant and animal species

3. A recreational and therefore an economic asset for the Pioneer Valley and beyond.

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Get to know the Mount Tom Range, its history, geography, ecology, its passive recreation.  Recognize the range for its impact on the quality of life for you, your family, the families of our future.

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