The University of Montana Herbarium Strategic Plan is the end result of a collaborative process between the herbarium curator and the Friends of the Herbarium Board of Directors from 2019 to 2021. The goal of collaborators was understanding and addressing important challenges and opportunities for growth facing both herbaria in general, and specifically MONTU. The culmination of this process is a framework that describes our priorities and goals, and a set of operational initiatives that defines and guides MONTU’s future success.
With MONTU’s mission, challenges, and a vision for opportunities in mind, six strategic goals have been formed and are described in detail in the MONTU 2021 Strategic Plan. The document will be reviewed and updated at the 5- and 10-year marks, in 2026 and 2031. Please address questions or suggestions about the document’s goals and strategic opportunities to the curator or members of the Friends of the Herbarium Board of Directors.