There are many kinds of Ecological-type revetment, including types of Natural vegetation, Masonry, Eco-Concrete and so on. What is more, the engineering characteristics, economic cost, suitable condition of application are all different. Therefore we should choose appropriate types of ecological-type revetment in the construction of river channel for small cities and towns. This article includes the overview of the progress of ecological-type revetment rectification measures, the types and characteristics of ecological-type revetment. Selection principles of economics, security, aesthetics as well as the consideration of the idea of harmonious coexistence between man and water in ecological-type revetment construction are proposed.