The community conversation showed that local people want our local natural environment to be healthy for all native species. Community action to look after and know about what different species need will develop a deeper relationship with the wild world and help with habitat creation and restoration. Community members said they wanted a clean environment: including clean woodland, parkland, rivers and burns and clean water and air. A long term goal to have salmon coming up the river again will require collaboration with communities and businesses both up and downstream of Dalkeith. In addition to creating a healthy environment for future generations, community members wanted to increase and protect local biodiversity now, for example by cleaning the river, planting for bees and butterflies, and making gardens and neighbourhoods hedgehog friendly.