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.

Mt. Tom Range Study

The Mt. Tom Range Study is a three part analysis covering the the Mt. Tom area of Holyoke, Massachusetts.  Topics addressed:  Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate, Ecology.  The purpose was to have this study serve as a guide for future planning and as a marketing tool.  Of the 21 recommendations that came from the report, 20 were adopted by the Holyoke City Council.  As a result of the study’s findings, the then 30 year old master plan was completely overhauled.  To read the Mt. Tom Range Study, visit the History Room at Holyoke City Library.

Mt. Tom Range Study, cover page