A preservation and management plan for the Camp Wildcat Battlefield area
Acquistion of a 263-acre tract of land containing most of the trenches and other visual features remaining from the battle
Utilization of grant assistance from the Kentucky Heritage Council to complete an archaeological survey of the "Headquarters" area of the battlefield
Publication of a brochure on the Battle of Camp Wildcat, in conjunction with the U. S. Forest Service
Acquisition of a 20-acre tract of land where the Confederate troops encamped for the battle. This is now the permanent site of the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Camp Wildcat
Utilization of grant assistance from the Kentucky Heritage Council to produce a 25-minute audio/visual presentation on the Battle of Camp Wildcat
Archaeological survey and report on the 20-acre Confederate encampment site
Worked with the U.S. Forest Service to complete a plan for the "Main Interpretive Site," including restrooms, a 36 ft. diameter pavillion to contain interpretive signs, a three-bus, fifteen-car parking area and a handicap assessible trail to Hoosier Knob.
Working with the Laurel County Fiscal Court, the U.S. Forest Service and the Kentucky Heritage Council to develop conservation easements to permanently protect the acquired land from activities contrary to the preservation and interpretation of the battlefield
Acquisition of grant funds through the Kentucky Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Department for Local Government for the construction of trails, restrooms, a parking area, a pavillion, and interpretive monuments
Participation with the Laurel Home Guard in an annual re-enactment of the Battle of Camp Wildcat on the third weekend of October
The Preservation Foundation's plans for the future include the following activities:
Continue to acquire land and/or easements where necessary to preserve and protect the Camp Wildcat Battlefield
Completion of trails and other improvements necessary to interpret the battlefield to the public
Increase publicity on the activities surrounding the battlefield through newspapers, radio, television, and possibly a quarterly newsletter
In order to further promote the preservation and interpretation of the Camp Wildcat Battlefield, we are continually seeking new members, new ideas, and supporters.