Design-build is an effective and economical way to facilitate ecosystem restoration projects. In water work requires specialized skills and experience, while designing and installing natural materials is a craft that requires adaptation during construction. Even with detailed surveys and models, design dynamics of stream systems can change dramatically between the initial survey and construction period. Log and rock materials are highly variable, and an experienced engineer can appropriately adapt a design in the field to such variability. Our staff bring both design-build experience and many hours of construction oversight, which in turn, benefits our design decision-making.