Currently, the islands of Race Rocks are Crown Land of the BC Government. BC Parks administers the island as a Provincial Ecological Reserve. It leases to the Canadian Coast Guard, ( a division of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans,) the envelope of land around the light tower, which also includes the vertical solar panel unit and fog horn. BC Parks has given Lester B.Pearson College a 30 year lease to manage the ecological reserve, and all the facilities not leased by the Canadian Coast Guard on the island. The area still remains a Marine Protected Area—Area of Interest. (See the links to MPA below.)
Pearson College UWC has since 1997 volunteered to staff the Ecological reserve with a full time Ecoguardian.