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State supports federal legislation to fund wildlife conservation

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Michigan officials want to allocate $1.3 billion to fund wildlife conservation program similar to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.

Michigan officials want Congress to approve legislation that would boost funding for fish and wildlife conservation.

Pending bills would allocate $1.3 billion a year to a federal program similar to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.

The trust fund uses royalties from mineral development on state land to improve outdoor recreation.

More than 300 wildlife species in Michigan need protection to prevent them from becoming endangered.

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