About NeVar


In the future this website's mascot and spokes-raven, NeVar, will tell stories about the Mt. Tom Range, particularly the Mt. Tom Area.

Ravens have been followers of our kind longer than recorded history and are a rich part of our folklore. To Indigenous Americans ravens are revered noble spirits: intelligent, adaptable, sociable.

And so the common raven was chosen to tell the story of the Mt. Tom Range and why the ridge that makes up the spine of Holyoke, Massachusetts, should be preserved largely as undeveloped open space.


In addition to these websites there are numerous relevant sites you are encouraged to share the web address of.  Please add them to Comments under Recent Posts.  Thank you much in advance.

Berkshire Chapter, Appalachian Mountain Club, amcberkshire.org/
Holyoke Water Works, http://www.holyokewaterworks.org/
Holyoke Gas and Electric, http://www.hged.com/
Holyoke Boys and Girls Club, www.hbgc.org/
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, mass.gov/dcr/
Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife, www.fws.gov/northeast/currentevents.html
Mt. Tom Range land owners and abutters got to Holyoke.org, easthampton.org, town.southampton.ma.us, cityofwestfield.org
Natural Heritage and Endangered Species, mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/nhesp/nhesp.htm
Mt. Tom State Reservation,  mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/mount-tom-state-reservation.html
Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge,  fws.gov/r5soc/
Trustees of Reservation, thetrustees.org
New England National Scenic Trail: www, nps.gov/neen/index.htm • or at  http://newenglandtrail.org/get-on-the-trail/map