Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri is working on a new bill in the U.S. Senate that will dedicate nearly $1.4 billion nationally to locally-led efforts at helping wildlife thrive. Tyler Schwartz with the Conservation Federation of Missouri says more than 21-million dollars could be coming to Missouri each year and it could help increase the “bob-white” numbers in the state.

More than 600 species have been identified as “needing help” by the Conservation Department. A similar bill is being worked on in the US House.